The Companion Animals Committee is charged with the following:

  • Survey, review, and advise on resource gaps in science, law, public policy, and other empirical or social research and data;
  • In coordination with the Standards/Science Committee, develop, refine, and maintain “Gold Standards” of research and writing;
  • Design and recommend projects, commissions, and research;
  • Assist the Institute staff in monitoring ongoing projects and commissions and provide a peer review component; and
  • Contribute to Brooks Institute discussion forums.

For purposes of this committee, companion animals includes domestic and other nonhuman animals who may be articulated as pets.

Functions of this committee are currently being advanced by the Brooks Institute staff.