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The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback

The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and vice president for research welcome any information which would aid our efforts to assure the humane care and use of research animals at MIT and the Whitehead Institute.

Established to ensure that MIT researchers working with animals comply with federal, state, local and institutional regulations on animal care, the CAC inspects animals, animal facilities, and laboratories, and reviews all research and teaching exercises that involve animals before experiments are performed.

If you have concerns about animal welfare, please contact the CAC by calling (617-253-9436), emailing ( or sending your concern in writing to the CAC Office (Room 16-408). You may also contact the VP for Research at 617-253-3206, or Room 3-234.  The concerns will be forwarded to the CAC Chair and the attending veterinarian. The CAC will report its findings to the vice president for research, the director of the Division of Comparative Medicine, the individual that reported the concern, and oversight agencies as applicable.

You can report anonymously, we will treat all information as confidential, and you will be protected against reprisal.

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