Cleaning up a cat’s litter box is part of the joy in owning a cat. If this daily task is getting on your nerves, you might find a good use for all your cat’s poop by donating it to science.

Mars Incorporated—the makers of several popular candy and pet food brands—recently launched its Pet Biobank project. The study plans to track the health of 20,000 domestic dogs and cats over a 10-year period. The eventual findings may help scientists learn how to better identify health problems in pets early on.

To learn how your cat’s poop can help science, click here.