Welcome to the Status and Trends Survey of U.S. Natural History Collections. We
are directing the survey at collection curators, but the questions request
financial data that may require administrative input. Thus, we suggest that
users download a hardcopy of the survey at the link below and compile all of
the requested information on this copy, then return to the website to enter
your information online. Please bookmark this site so that you can find it
Prior to taking this survey, you will need to identify yourself and select your
collection from the list that appears after choosing the state it resides in.
Then, click on "Start New Survey" to begin the survey or
click here to resume an existing survey. If your collection's name does not
appear in the list, please
click here to go to the Biodiversity Collections Index's (BCI) website
and register it. Please register your collection even if it resides within a larger museum or institution that is already registered in BCI.
Once you have registered in BCI, return to the survey and choose your newly registered collection from the dropdown list.
Please click here to learn more about the survey,
or here to contact us for inquiries.
Download survey printout.