About Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR)

The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR) is the nation’s oldest biomedical research support organization. We have a special focus on the use of animals in research.

 Services to Members

  • Professional development seminars and workshops with a focus on animal research compliance, IACUCs, IBCs and other oversight committees, communications, and security
  • Focused training for IACUC community members
  • Customized programs and workshops on-site for member organizations
  • Legislative and regulatory monitoring for issues that affect research in New England, including issues affecting animal research
  • Memorandum on Massachusetts Laws and Regulations Affecting Animal Research
  • Security tracking and updates
  • Media training for senior officials and spokespersons
  • Contact with journalists on stories of importance to our members and mission
  • Non-crisis communication, training and intervention
  • Pertinent news and information through e-alerts and the monthly MSMR e-UPDATE
  • Collaboration with industry and educators to increase the pipeline of qualified laboratory animal care workers at all levels

Services to Students, Teachers and the Public

  • Outreach and education about animal research via presentations, letters to editors, conferences
  • The award-winning What A Year! on-line science series for middle- and high-school students
  • Classroom materials created by us and others
  • Speakers for schools, conferences, professional meetings
  • Laboratory and facility tours for students and teachers
  • Student essay/poster/webpage contests
  • Background and contacts for journalists

MSMR has built a professional reputation on high quality information, collaboration, and an overarching commitment to our mission. So whether you attend a professional development workshop, read a legislative update, practice dealing with the media, or learn the responsibilities of an IACUC member, you can be assured that MSMR represents your interests and is striving to keep your organization at the forefront of policy, practice and knowledge about the use of animals in biomedical research.