The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) has identified six emerging and early career professionals who will join the steering committee of the National Science Foundation-funded project, “Building an Integrated, Open, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (BIOFAIR) Data Network.” The BIOFAIR Data Network project, led by BCoN and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) in partnership […]
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Review Committee is holding two virtual public meetings on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and Thursday, November 30, 2023. Agenda, meeting materials, and registration links for the two meetings can be found here.
The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN), in collaboration with the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and with support from the National Science Foundation (Award No. 2303588), is organizing a community discussion series, entitled “Building an Integrated, Open, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (BIOFAIR) Data Network.” NSC Alliance is a partner in this project. Critical to this […]
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Education Sessional Committee is hosting a virtual Natural History Education (NHE) DemoCamp. The goal is to share, discover, and discuss educational materials that have a framework in natural history. NSC Alliance is a partner in the event. The NHE DemoCamp is designed to provide materials and […]
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for a chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. Once again, this year’s competition is sponsored by the Society for […]
Please join representatives from the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) and the U.S. Culture Collection Network (USCCN) for a joint webinar discussion on the need for a Specimen Management Plan requirement in research proposals that generate living or preserved specimens. Recommended by the National Academies report on biological collections in 2020, this requirement is now supported […]
iDigBio is seeking input from their users and networks. They would like to hear about your experiences with iDigBio and how you have used iDigBio resources in your work. This will help them better understand their accomplishments to date and plan for the future. To that end, iDigBio invites you to participate in a short […]
The U.S. Department of State, the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections (IWGSC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) are working together to help identify, and where possible assist with efforts to save and protect priceless Ukrainian archival, cultural, and scientific collections under threat. They are requesting help […]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on an updated draft of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Notable proposed changes include: Public comments will be accepted until June 13, 2022.
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint members from nominations submitted by Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, or traditional Native American religious leaders and national museum organizations or national scientific organizations. Nominations must be received by June […]