Position Statements

NSC Alliance Joins Science Coalition in Urging Increased NSF Funding in FY 2023, 2024

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 140 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has called on lawmakers to complete appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 2023 before the end of the calendar year and to fund NSF at the highest level possible. The […]

NSC Alliance Provides Comments on Proposed NAGPRA Rule

Earlier this week, the Department of the Interior proposed revisions to the regulations governing the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).  The NAGPRA was enacted in 1990 to address the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, […]

NSC Alliance Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Innovation Legislation

NSC Alliance has joined 34 other science, engineering, and higher education organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to finalize and pass a bipartisan agreement on the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260) and the America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) by the end of July. The letter also […]

NSC Alliance Urges Support for Collections in Conferenced Competitiveness Legislation

The Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) has joined forces with the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) to send a letter in support of collections to congressional leadership and members of the conference committee working to reconcile the United States Innovation and Competition […]

NSC Alliance Urges California Governor to Approve Support for Biorepositories, Orphan Collections

The Natural Science Collections Alliance has written a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to approve a one-time investment in biorepositories and orphan collections as proposed in SB-154, the Budget Act of 2022.  “As an organization representing natural history collections nationwide, including several in California, we can affirm that this one-time support is […]

NSC Alliance Submits Testimony in Support of FY 2023 Funding for NSF

The Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) has submitted testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, requesting Congress to provide the National Science Foundation with at least $11 billion in FY 2023. The testimony highlights the importance and role of natural history collections in improving public well-being and national economic security. “Natural science collections […]

NSC Alliance Joins Science Coalition in Urging Robust FY 2023 Funding for NSF

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 140 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has called on House and Senate Appropriators to provide at least $11 billion in funding for NSF in fiscal year (FY) 2023. The groups wrote, in part: “NSF needs […]

NSC Alliance Joins Call for Community Self-Governance on Digital Sequence Information Sharing

The NSC Alliance has joined an international coalition of 26 scientific societies and organizations and 122 scientific researchers and professionals in urging continued open access to digital sequence information (DSI) on genetic resources. In a letter to National Focal Points to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the coalition has shared recommendations to inform ongoing […]

NSC Alliance Submits Testimony in Support of FY 2023 Federal Funding for Collections

The NSC Alliance has submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Committee regarding fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding for programs that curate natural history collections within the Department of the Interior and Smithsonian Institution. “Scientific collections are critical infrastructure for our nation’s research enterprise, ” argued NSC Alliance. “They are a national treasure that help support the […]

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 […]

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