Kick-off Webinar & Discussion on the Need for a Specimen Management Plan Requirement

December 7, 2022
February 7, 2023


Zoom (the program will be recorded)


2:00 – 3:00 pm EST


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 by the recently enacted CHIPS and Science Act.

Join us for a discussion about the elements of a specimen management plan and its benefits to various stakeholder communities.

Hosted by

American Institute of Biological Sciences & Natural Science Collections Alliance

Reading Materials

In advance of this program, we encourage you to review the following reading materials:

We will be soliciting community input on the draft proposal linked above after the webinar. Please stay tuned for more information and register for the webinar to receive updates.