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The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback

The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and the Vice President for Research Maria Zuber welcome any information which would aid our efforts to assure the humane care of research animals used at MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

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, or send your concerns in writing to the CAC Office (Room 16-408), or by email at You may also contact Zuber at 617-253-3206 or The issue will be forwarded to the chair of the CAC and the attending veterinarian.

All concerns about animal welfare will remain confidential; the identity of individuals who contact the CAC with concerns will be treated as confidential; and individuals will be protected against reprisal. The CAC will report its findings to the vice president for research, the director of comparative medicine at MIT, the individual who reported the concern, and oversight agencies as applicable.

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