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We also need our institutions and societies to raise their voices over 
this. I have alerted FASEB and the GSA and will help craft a statement 
for each of them to submit.

Presumably the ESA statement has or will be submitted by the president 
of ESA, Floyd?

Maxi

On 3/17/16 5:03 PM, Dena Smith wrote:
> I believe the B.Coll group will be doing some organizing of the 
> community to help inform priorities.
>
> Dena
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 17, 2016, at 4:42 PM, Derek Sikes <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>> Mike,
>>
>> There is this posting which indicates the NSF is seeking our feedback 
>> on this hiatus:
>>
>> https://dbinsfblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/csbr-fy17/
>>
>> -Derek
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Michael A. Ivie <[log in to unmask] 
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>
>>     Dear ENT-Listers,
>>
>>     I have been waiting for the explosion I expected upon the news
>>     from NSF that The Collections in Support of Biological Research
>>     (CSBR) Program has been placed on hiatus as of March 2016. New
>>     proposals will not be accepted in 2016.
>>
>>     What is going on?  With the exception of a basically unanswered
>>     peep from John H, there has been screamingly load silence on this
>>     issue??
>>
>>     Why? Is there some well-known plan in place that I have missed? 
>>     Someone must know something that I don't, please whomever that
>>     is, share.  Given all the programs centered around collections
>>     from digitization to Post-Docs, taxonomy to phylogenetics, the
>>     implications are huge.  Although we (MSU) have never received
>>     money from this program, the fact that it exists makes my
>>     Administration respect the scientific standing of collections.
>>
>>     What is our response? What is our plan to be involved in the
>>     review of this program?
>>
>>     Let's get this going.
>>
>>     Mike
>>     **
>>
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