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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: List of Webinars." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25592.
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Appendix C List of Webinars Requests for public access to webinar presentations and written materials submitted to the committee may be submitted through the National Academies Projects and Activities Repository. WEBINARS 1. A Philosophical Perspective on Biological Collections (February 15, 2019) • Rachel A. Ankeny, The University of Adelaide, Australia • Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter, United Kingdom 2. Exploring the Application of Blockchain to Natural History Collections Data (May 16, 2019) • Nelson Rios, Yale University 3. CSIRO’s National Biological Collections as 21st Century Research Infrastructure (May 24, 2019) • Andrew Young, National Research Collections Australia 4. Opportunities and Challenges to Expanding Access to Collections: Cultural and Legal Perspectives (July 3, 2019) • Todd Kuiken, North Carolina State University—“Broad Perspectives on the Access and Benefit-Sharing and Propertization of Genetic Resources” • Margo Bagley, Emory University School of Law—“The Nagoya Protocol and Digital Sequence Information (DSI) on Genetic Resources: Emerging Issues” • Christina Agapakis, Gingko Bioworks—“Exploring Extinct Biodiversity: Using Synthetic Biology to Revive a Lost Scent” 5. The Costs and Value of Federal Scientific Collections (July 9, 2019) • Keith Crane, Science and Technology Policy Institute • Lauren Bartels, Science and Technology Policy Institute • Thomas Olszewski, Science and Technology Policy Institute 162 Prepublication Copy

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Biological collections are a critical part of the nation's science and innovation infrastructure and a fundamental resource for understanding the natural world. Biological collections underpin basic science discoveries as well as deepen our understanding of many challenges such as global change, biodiversity loss, sustainable food production, ecosystem conservation, and improving human health and security. They are important resources for education, both in formal training for the science and technology workforce, and in informal learning through schools, citizen science programs, and adult learning. However, the sustainability of biological collections is under threat. Without enhanced strategic leadership and investments in their infrastructure and growth many biological collections could be lost.

Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century recommends approaches for biological collections to develop long-term financial sustainability, advance digitization, recruit and support a diverse workforce, and upgrade and maintain a robust physical infrastructure in order to continue serving science and society. The aim of the report is to stimulate a national discussion regarding the goals and strategies needed to ensure that U.S. biological collections not only thrive but continue to grow throughout the 21st century and beyond.

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