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standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The content of the review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following persons for their participation in the review of this report:

Linda C. Cork, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Delbert Glanz, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

Milton Goldberg, Council on Government Relations, Washington, DC

Joseph R. Haywood, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Robert O. Jacoby, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

David Korn, Association of American Medical College, Washington, DC

Judith Lave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Cathy Liss, Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, DC

John J. Lordan, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Bruce S. McEwen, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Norinne E. Noonan, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Charles Paoletti, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA

John H. Richards, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Norman R. Scott, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Frank A. Sloan, Duke University, Durham, NC

Seeing this list after the report was accepted by Research Council, I was struck by the diversity of the backgrounds of the reviewers, again attesting to the rigor of the process of producing this report. Although the persons listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, responsibility for the final content of this report rests solely with the author committee and the National Research Council.

To the committee members, reviewers, and staff, I extend my deepest appreciation. Members of the committee devoted precious weekends, evenings and work hours, and endless energy to meet short deadlines. The reviewers also worked under short deadlines, and their efforts greatly improved the logic, coherence and comprehensibility of our report.

I appreciate the guidance and support provided by the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research staff throughout. Kathleen Beil provided timely and important communications to the committee in arranging travel and lodging and in production of this report. Ralph Dell' s focus on the topic and his management of the review and publication were of inestimable value. Norman Grossblatt's editing made the report eminently more readable - a feature that will be appreciated by readers.

Christian E. Newcomer, Chair

Committee on Cost of and Payment for Animal Research

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