The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Life Sciences (BLS) is seeking nominations of experts to serve on a new study committee that will review the role of biological collections in research and education.
For this task, the expert committee will focus on living stocks (organisms) and preserved repositories of biodiversity specimens and materials that are financially supported in full or in part by the National Science Foundation. The committee will describe the major advances in the use of collections over the last decade; envision future innovative ways in which biological collections can be utilized; describe the greatest challenges to maintaining biological collections; and suggest a range of long-term strategies that could be used for their sustained support, individually or in groups, of research and education.
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Call for Nominations! Nominate an expert for a new study from @theNASEM: "Biological Collections: Their Past, Present, and Future Contributions and Options for Sustaining Them." Entries due 9/21: https://bit.ly/2MShIXJ #BioCollections