NCBS Research Collections welcomes contributions of specimens from potential contributors, which may include taxonomists, systematists, ecologists, state forest departments, and other research museums. We are happy to accept collections for the long-term archival of specimens and tissue that are of taxonomic, systematic, ecological and conservation importance, and which research scientists from a broad spectrum of museum sciences may value. Contributors to the Research Collections will have long-term and free access to the materials that they have contributed, although they may be charged bench fees if they wish to study materials contributed by others. Bench fees are modest and may be waived on a case-by-case basis (contact the Facility In-Charge for your case).

Also see the forms required for doing your research in the collections, or depositing specimens.