Collections in Support of Biological Research
Note Guidance on Data Management Plans
BIO has posted revised Guidance on Data Management plans (updated 2/20/13). Please review before submitting a proposal to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.
The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.
The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Assembling the Tree of Life
Dimensions of Biodiversity
Division of Environmental Biology
Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio)
World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Research Resources Cluster
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program