Envisioning a Natural History Collections Action Center

In 2020, an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released its report Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century. Recommendation 8-1 of the report, included the establishment of a national Action Center for biological collections, which was codified into law by the U.S. Congress as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. In 2023, a series of webinars and national workshops was convened to envision the action center. The recommendations of these workshops are itemized in the attached white paper, Envisioning a Natural History Collections Action Center. A list of the participants in these workshops is included as the final pages of the white paper. 

Please register and show your support for the findings presented at the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJVjAZTn6d2GL_11aq4_gIQbQM35vKJvS8VsqnprbSBZ_I4Q/viewform?usp=sharing

The results of this survey, as well as the white paper, will be provided to the National Science Foundation.