- Go to Curatorial Responsibilities to review the procedure to document long-term holdings of Yellowstone National Park specimens. This involves accessioning and cataloging them into the National Park Service’s Automated National Catalog System.
- Before sending Yellowstone
National Park specimens (or their progeny or derivatives) to a colleague outside of your own laboratory your colleague must complete a Material Transfer Agreement with Yellowstone National Park. Call the Research Permit Office for assistance (307) 344-2234.
Material Transfer Agreements
Any specimens removed from Yellowstone
National Park (including anything
derived from such material) remains federal property. If you wish to send
specimens (or their progeny or derivatives) to a colleague outside your own
laboratory for further analysis, your colleague must complete a Material
Transfer Agreement with Yellowstone National
Park and may also be required to apply for a
Scientific Research and Collecting Permit. No materials can be transferred
until the appropriate paperwork has been completed. For assistance with
specimen transfers, please contact the Research Permit Office at (307) 344-2234.