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Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research; Altevogt BM, Pankevich DE, Shelton-Davenport MK, et al., editors. Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.

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This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

  • Stephen W. Barthold, University of California, Davis
  • Thomas M. Butler, Independent consultant
  • Alexander M. Capron, University of Southern California
  • Timothy Coetzee, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Frans B. M. de Waal, Emory University
  • Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall Institute
  • Beatrice H. Hahn, University of Pennsylvania
  • Donald A. Henderson, Johns Hopkins University
  • William D. Hopkins, Agnes Scott College
  • Steven E. Hyman, Harvard University
  • Stanley M. Lemon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Alexander Ploss, The Rockefeller University
  • Arthur Weiss, University of California, San Francisco

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Eli Y. Adashi, Immediate Past Dean of Medicine & Biological Sciences, Brown University, and Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden. Appointed by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.
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