Access to specimens is open to qualified visitors, researchers, and students. Contact the Curatorial Associate for further information. In addition to its own collection policies, the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology adheres to the general MCZ collections 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.