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.
Core store staff are frequently able to assist projects, even though the work will not immediately result in additions to BGS Corporate Collections. Recent examples of this have included:
The cost of all this work must be covered by the commissioning project, normally by TARing staff time and any charges against the project. The Core Store Manager can advise on the likely costs of any such work.
Limited quantities of material may be temporarily stored free of charge for Science Budget projects provided that the material complies with the Corporate Registration system and completed collectors sheets have been lodged with Corporate Collections. A Drillcore Receipt form is required for borehole material. Arrangements should be made with the Core Store manager.
CR Projects will be charged for the temporary storage of samples according to the following scale of charges. SB projects that do not comply with the current Corporate Registration system will also be liable.