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Guidance on collections support (emergency circumstances)

If you are facing a time-critical emergency situation related to support for a living stocks or natural history collection, please contact a CSBR cognizant Program Director (dbicsbr@nsf.gov) in the Division of Biological Infrastructure to discuss your circumstances and the potential … Continue reading

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Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced via a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-047) its intention to foster the development of a national research infrastructure for neuroscience through a phased approach. The goal is to support collaborative and team science … Continue reading

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IDBR: Information and Guidance for Providing Feedback

June 8, 2016 In BIO’s fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget request, plans were included regarding the evaluation of smaller Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) programs, such as the Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) program, with the goal of informing … Continue reading

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Announcement: CSBR Update

May 25, 2016 The National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Dr. Jim Olds, has shared an announcement regarding the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) program. The announcement can be found on the Directorate for Biological Sciences … Continue reading

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ADBC Projects: Budget Justification and Review

Are you preparing a project proposal for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program? Here we provide some information regarding ADBC budget justifications & decisions. As you can see from the graph below, budget requests that have come in to the ADBC program have … Continue reading

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CSBR: Information and Guidance for Providing Feedback

April 4, 2016 [Updated April 27 & June 8, 2016] In March, 2016, it was announced that the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) program within the Directorate for Biological Sciences’ (BIO) Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) will not … Continue reading

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What is Biological Infrastructure?

Biological infrastructure, put plainly, is the infrastructure that supports biology. As such, biological infrastructure encompasses many different things. In terms of resources for research, it can include biological informatics, cyberinfrastructure, museum collections, living stock collections, field stations, marine labs, and instrumentation, … Continue reading

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