The “Economic Analyses of Federal Scientific Collections” report develops standard methods for estimating the costs and benefits associated with U.S. Federal scientific collections.
The "Scientific Collections: Mission-Critical Infrastructure for Federal Science Agencies" report describes why collections are vital to scientific research in the United States and what the IWGSC is doing to preserve them.
- Original Charter, 2006
- Renewed Charter, 2010
- Renewed Charter, 2016
- Charter Establishing the Committee on Science and Technology Enterprise where IWGSC is a Subcommittee, 2018
- FY 2007 Memo, 2005
- Implementation of IWGSC Recommendations Memo, 2010
- Federal Collections Policy Mandate Memo, 2014
Task Group Reports
Select Literature and Publications
- Interagency Working Group on Open Data Sharing Policy. 2017. Principles for Promoting Access to Federal Government-Supported Scientific Data and Research Findings Through International Scientific Cooperation.
- Sheehan, J., Schindel, D.E., Miller, S. and Bartuska, A. 2016. Finding Felderal Scientific Collections Just Got a Whole Lot Easier. Obama White House Blog, 16 Dec 2016.
- Deng, B. 2015. Plant collections get pruned back: North America's herbaria wilt under budget pressure. Nature 523: 16.
- Bradley, R.D., et al. 2014. Assessing the Value of Natural History Collections and Addressing Issues Regarding Long-Term Growth and Care. BioScience 64(12): 1150-1158.
- German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. 2014. Challenges and Opportunities of Integrative Taxonomy for Research and Society – Taxonomic Research in the Era of OMICS Technologies. Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina e.V. Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften (German National Academy of Sciences). Halle/Saale, 54 pages.
- Rocha, L.A., et al. 2014. Specimen collection: An essential tool. Science 344(6186): 814-815.