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Research Programs

Arctic Studies Center
Arctic Studies Center »

Research throughout the circumpolar region on cultures, history, and environments of the northern part of the globe
Natural History Museum

Carrie Bow Marine Field Station
Carrie Bow Marine Field Station »

Part of the Smithsonian Marine Science Network, studies coral reefs and mangroves of coastal Belize
Natural History Museum

Center for Education and Museum Studies
Center for Education and Museum Studies »

Disseminates publications and research developed for the museum community

Center For Earth and Planetary Studies »

Performs original research on planetary science, terrestrial geophysics, and the remote sensing of environmental change
Air and Space Museum

Center for
Folklife and
Cultural Heritage »

Promoting the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world

Consortium for the Barcode of Life
Consortium for the Barcode of Life »

An international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding as a global standard for identifying biological species

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) »

An ambitious project to organize and make available virtually all information about life present on Earth

ForestGeo »

Global network of forest research plots and scientists dedicated to the study of tropical and temperate forest function and diversity

Institute for 
                            Biodiversity Genomics
Institute for Biodiversity Genomics »

Leading biodiversity and sustainability research on a global scale and trainning the next generation of biodiversity scientists

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation »

Documents the role of invention in U.S. history and encourages inventive creativity in young people
American History Museum

MarineGeo »

Directed by the Smithsonian's Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, MarineGeo is focused on how we can support our marine ecosystems so they can continue to support us

Smithsonian Marine Science
Smithsonian Marine Science Network »

A unique array of laboratories and research vessels dedicated to understanding the patterns and mechanisms of change in ocean environments

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Smithsonian Migratory
Bird Center »

Dedicated to fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration

Smithsonian Scientific Diving Program
Smithsonian Scientific Diving Program »

Award-winning program promotes and supports underwater research activities and diving safety of the Smithsonian's scientific divers

Smithsonian Research Online
Smithsonian Grand Challenges Consortia »

The Smithsonian Consortia advance knowledge across disciplines to solve critical global issues of our time.

Smithsonian Research Online
Smithsonian Research Online »

Collecting the published research output of Smithsonian scholars and making it available to the public

Smithsonian Insitution Scholarly Press
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press »

Continuing the rich history of scholarly publishing by the Smithsonian, including digital publications from the Contributions Series