Access to the collection is open to qualified visitors, researchers and students. Please contact the department with any question about policies or procedures regarding loans, visiting, collection access, destructive sampling, or imaging. In addition to its own collection policies, the Department of Ichthyology adheres to the general MCZ policies and procedures.
A limited amount of funding is available for researchers to use the collections. The Museum of Comparative Zoology periodically awards Ernst Mayr Grants to systematists who need to make short museum visits in order to undertake research needed for the completion of taxonomic revisions and monographs.