Two years ago as the economy was entering recession, the Natural Science Collections Alliance launched a survey to gather data on the effects of the economic downturn on natural science collections.  To further increase our understanding of how natural science collections are being impacted by and responding to current economic conditions, the NSC Alliance is repeating the 2008 survey.  All natural science collections, including natural history museums, herbaria, living collections, tissue and genetic collections, etc, are encouraged to complete this short, online survey.  The survey should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  Individual institutional responses will remain confidential.

Please COMPLETE THE SURVEY NOW.  The survey will close on 20 September 2010.

Additional information about the 2008 NSC Alliance survey, including a link to a publication containing the results, is available at http://nscalliance.org/?p=234.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Dr. Robert Gropp at rgropp@aibs.org.