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IWGSC Documents

IWGSC Blue Report, 2023

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The "Unique Role of Federal Scientific Collections” report provides an updated assessment of the importance of scientific collections within the U.S. economy’s research and development infrastructure.

IWGSC Economic Study Report, 2020

The “Economic Analyses of Federal Scientific Collections” report develops standard methods for estimating the costs and benefits associated with U.S. Federal scientific collections.

IWGSC Green Report, 2009

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.

IWGSC Charters

OSTP Memos

Task Group Reports

Select Literature and Publications