Author : Jyotsna Pandey

NSC Alliance Members Invited to Participate in AIBS Virtual Advocacy Event

Members of NSC Alliance are invited to participate in the 2022 Virtual Advocacy Event organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 25-29, 2022.   Meet with your members of Congress virtually to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences.  Advocate for federal investments in […]

Register Now: Sixth Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference

The Field Museum in collaboration with iDigBio and NSC Alliance is hosting the sixth annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, Enhancing & advancing the quality of digitized data, on May 23-25, 2022.  This year’s event with be a virtual meeting.  The conference will again provide an important opportunity to explore digital data tools, techniques, […]

Student Opportunity: TORCH 2022 Summer Internship

The National Science Foundation-supported Texas and Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH) makes the information contained in natural history collections readily available to researchers, educators, land managers, and the general public. The TORCH project is digitizing and serving online the data from ca. 2 million herbarium specimens from the South-Central United States, unlocking the information […]

Collections in the News

According to a recent economic report published in the journal Research Ideas and Outcomes, digitizing London’s Natural History Museum’s entire collection could contribute over £2 billion over 30 years to the global economy.  The Natural History Museum, London, has been creating digital data about collections through its Digital Collections Programme since 2014.  The Museum has […]

Upcoming NAGPRA Review Committee Meetings

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Review Committee is scheduled to hold six virtual public meetings on January 31, 2022; February 14, 2022; February 28, 2022; March 10, 2022; March 15, 2022; and March 21, 2022. All meetings will be held from 3:00 PM until approximately 6:00 PM Eastern Time. The agenda […]

House Hearing on Climate Readiness for Smithsonian’s Collections

The Committee on House Administration held a hearing on December 16th on the threats posed by climate change on the collections and facilities of the Smithsonian Institution. “In Washington, and in particular on the National Mall, the effects of climate change most significantly would be in the form of sea level rise and flooding,” said […]

NSC Alliance Joins Science Coalition in Urging Congress to Finalize NSF Bill

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 130 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses—has sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to complete conference negotiations on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act or USICA (S. 1260) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act (H.R. 2225), and pass […]

International Workshop Series on Digital Sequence Information: Recordings Now Available

With support from the National Science Foundation, the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the USA Nagoya Protocol Action Group are organizing an online workshop series to explore how the international scientific community can study biodiversity in the changing landscape of international policy.  Recordings from the first five sessions in this series are now available […]

House Passes Revised Build Back Better Bill with Reduced Research Funding

After prolonged negotiations, a scaled down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better spending plan passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today. The $1.75 trillion measure is primarily focused on social welfare and climate change programs and includes some funds for research. The framework passed by the House is a trimmed down version of […]

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