Repository and Material Transfer Responsibilities

  • Go to Curatorial Responsibilities to review the procedure to document long-term holdings of Hot Springs National Park specimens. This involves accessioning and cataloging them into the National Park Service’s Automated National Catalog System.

  • Before sending Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs National Park. Contact the Research Permit Office for assistance at (501) 620-6751 or e-mail us.

Material Transfer Agreements

Any specimens removed from Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs 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 (501) 620-6751 or e-mail us.

 
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Curatorial Responsibilities

Learn what to do before you begin collecting and once you are finished.

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Researcher Safety

Learn about safety precautions, dangerous wildlife, and hazardous conditions in the Park.

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Research & Science

Learn more about the research permitting process and responsibilities at Hot Springs National Park.

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Inventory & Monitoring

I&M builds a strong scientific foundation for the management and protection of natural resources in the Park. Learn more.

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Natural Features & Ecosystems

Learn about the geologic features, thermal springs, and natural features that make Hot Springs National Park unique.

Last updated: October 2, 2020

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Hot Springs , AR 71901

Phone:

501 620-6715

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