Natural Science Collections Alliance

Author: Jyotsna Pandey

Science Agencies Slated for Boosts in FY 2022 Appropriations

The U.S. House of Representatives has now cleared 9 out of the 12 appropriations bills and the Senate Appropriations Committee has advanced three spending bills for fiscal year (FY) 2022, providing significant increases for most federal science agencies and programs. On July 29, 2021, the House passed an appropriations package or ‘minibus’ containing seven spending […]

Expert Nominations Sought by IPBES

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is soliciting nominations for experts to participate in the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment) and the thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision […]

Publication Highlights Need for Permit Management

A new article published in Collection Forum explores the need for permit management within biodiversity collection management systems to digitally track legal compliance documentation. The paper discusses how the Nagoya Protocol mandates operating changes within U.S. biodiversity collections and describes how the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology has made changes to its procedures and […]

Biodiversity Digitization 2021: Celebrating a Decade of Digitization

Join the U.S. National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian (NMNH), Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), and Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) for a two-day virtual event, Biodiversity Digitization: Celebrating a Decade of Progress, to be held September 22-23, 2021.  The first two decades of the 21st century have seen huge gains in the digitization and […]

Fall 2021 International Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic data impact biodiversity science and conservation?

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the USA Nagoya Protocol Action Group (USANPAG) are working with a number of member and sibling societies to raise awareness about policies that guide how we share and benefit from the study of biodiversity and sequence data.  NSC Alliance is actively involved in the planning of these […]

House Spending Panel Approves Significant Boosts for Science

The House Appropriations Committee has now advanced all twelve spending bills for fiscal year (FY) 2022, approving significant increases for most federal science agencies and programs.  The spending bills will now be considered by the full House of Representatives. The overall allocation for the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations bill, which includes funding for […]

House Passes Bill to Double NSF’s Budget, Create New Directorate

On June 28, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 345-67 to pass the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act (H.R. 2225), which would more than double NSF’s budget over five years and create a new Directorate for Science and Engineering Solutions (SES) to enable translational research. Introduced by House Science Committee Chairwoman […]

OSTP Requests Input on Improving Federal Scientific Integrity Policies

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSPT) has issued a request for information to help improve the effectiveness of federal scientific integrity policies. Specifically, the OSTP seeks stakeholder input on the effectiveness of current federal scientific integrity policies and needed areas of improvement, practices agencies could adopt to improve scientific integrity, and […]

IMLS Requests Input on Strategic Plan

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is soliciting stakeholder feedback on how it can carry out its statutory responsibility “to ensure the availability of museum, library, and information services adequate to meet the essential information, education, research, economic, cultural, and civic needs of the people of the United States.”  IMLS is developing a […]

Societies Call for Scientific Solutions to Climate Change

NSC Alliance has joined nearly 50 scientific societies and organizations in calling on Congress to lead with science to understand and address the effects of climate change. “Leading with science will be critical to understanding and addressing the effects of climate change, and the entire scientific community will play a role in addressing this emergency,” […]

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