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WHO WE ARE Affiliated Unit - National Zoo Frozen Collections Affiliated Unit - STRI Molecular Evolution Collection Smithsonian Biobanks: Protecting and Preserving Biodiversity

Biospecimen-Based Biodiversity Network at the Smithsonian

The Pan-Smithsonian Cryo-Initiative, the Smithsonian network of biodiversity repositories and collections, advances biospecimen research through management of frozen biomaterials and cryo-collections.

The PSCI creates a communication mechanism among dispersed stakeholders, ensures the frozen collections meet best practices and curatorial standards, and leverages partnerships and resources.

Smithsonian's Frozen Collections