Projects archiving material with BGS corporate collections in accordance with the standard accessions policy are responsible for labelling specimens with official ‘collectors numbers’ and supplying a properly completed collectors form (digital or hard copy) complete with identifications, analyses etc. as appropriate. Corporate collections are then responsible for registering, databasing, curating and conserving the material.
Small donations that fit within the accessions policy are usually archived free of charge. Larger donations will usually require a payment to cover curating costs. The Chief Curator can provide advice on likely charges.
To accept new deposits to the Core Store, an application must first be submitted, outlining the science case.