MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
CERIA Building
Room 204

Phone: (505) 277-1358
Fax: (505) 277-1351

Museums and Museum Networks

annual growth of the AIM-UP! network

annual growth map


University of Alaska Museum of the North
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of California, Berkeley

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University

Museum of Southwestern Biology
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

U.S. National Parasite Collection
Beltsville, Maryland

New York State Museum
Albany, New York

University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
University of Colorado, Boulder

Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida, Gainesville

Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection
Texas A & M University, College Station

Moore Laboratory of Zoology 
Occidental College, Los Angeles  

Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute 
Belle Chasse, Louisiana  

Museum of Biological Diversity 
Ohio State University, Columbus  

Central Michigan University Herbarium 
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

Museum Networks

The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN)
The Biodiversity Collections Network is a five-year national initiative funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF DBI 1441785) to support the development of a new, sustainable community of practice that will ensure that all U.S. biodiversity collections are digitally available for research, education, informed decision-making, and other scholarly and creative activities.

CollectionsWeb: Building a Community of Natural History Collections (RCN)
CollectionsWeb is the website of the Research Coordination Network (RCN) for Building a National Community of Natural History Collections. At CollectionsWeb you can find out general information about the RCN and find out how you can get involved in the activities of the RCN.

Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) is a resource funded by the National Science Foundation for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC). iDigBio is working to digitize data and images of biological specimens so they are accessible to the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public.

InvertNet is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) program to provide unprecedented access to specimen images and data from invertebrate collections.

Natural Science Collections Alliance 
The Natural Science Collections Alliance is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit association that supports natural science collections, their human resources, the institutions that house them, and their research activities for the benefit of science and society.

Open Science Network in Ethnobiology
The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology's mission is to help ethnobiology instructors by providing a convenient location to find a variety of instructional materials for ethnobiology courses and curricula. 

Small Collections Network (SCNet)
The Small Collections Network is an iDigBio initiative devoted to supporting small to moderately sized natural history collections. Such collections constitute a major source of information for understanding global biodiversity because they constitute a singularly important resource for the study of regional and continental ecosystems both past and present. Digitizing and sustaining these collections will expand their accessibility, enhance the impact of the data they generate, and ensure incorporation of these data into ongoing biological and paleobiological research.

VertNet is a NSF-funded collaborative project that makes biodiversity data free and available on the web. VertNet is a tool designed to help people discover, capture, and publish biodiversity data. It is also the core of a collaboration between hundreds of biocollections that contribute biodiversity data and work together to improve it. VertNet is an engine for training current and future professionals to use and build upon best practices in data quality, curation, research, and data publishing.