[Taxacom] New report on methods for documenting the costs and benefits of scientific collections

Miller, Scott MillerS at si.edu
Wed Dec 16 13:01:47 CST 2020


An advisory report to the OSTP Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections (IWGSC) has been released and is now available for download.  "Economic Analyses of Federal Scientific Collections: Methods for Documenting Costs and Benefits<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fiwgsc.nal.usda.gov%2Feconomic-analyses-federal-scientific-collections&data=04%7C01%7CMillerS%40si.edu%7C963d21824bab461ffa8408d8a1d74098%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637437293165117250%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=AnDy%2BWVCSEKK17E%2FCE7aNr7APbkS%2FQKKweQRC55C7bY%3D&reserved=0>" was produced by the Economic Study Group of federal researchers, economists, collections professionals and budget/policy specialists.

While the mandate of the IWGSC focuses on federal scientific collections, the approaches documented in the report for demonstrating the long-term value of collections are applied to many kinds of collections.

The following resources will introduce you to the report.  Please feel free to download them and share them with colleagues.  They are:

  *   A press release<https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/report-highlights-long-term-benefits-scientific-collections>
  *   A brief recorded introduction<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffigshare.com%2Fs%2Ff68668786d2b9bb3d035&data=04%7C01%7CMillerS%40si.edu%7C963d21824bab461ffa8408d8a1d74098%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637437293165117250%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=09rsyNLMBMpo%2FE1j%2Fvu10Y9wByfHFDmWDPvP37GFUK8%3D&reserved=0> to the report, and
  *   A presentation slide deck<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fiwgsc.nal.usda.gov%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FEconomicStudyReport30Nov20.pdf&data=04%7C01%7CMillerS%40si.edu%7C963d21824bab461ffa8408d8a1d74098%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637437293165127197%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=SkgA2r4eX7r3o8Ci6lNaAq4bHA07KI1irSowQcy99tM%3D&reserved=0>.



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