Biodiversity Research Collections — Expectations

1. Being a great team member

We value the participation of every member of our community and want to ensure that every contributor has an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, everyone who participates in activities in the Biodiversity Research Collections (BRC) is expected to show respect and courtesy to other community members at all times.

All members of the BRC are dedicated to a harassment/discrimination-free experience for everyone. Discrimination or harassment as defined in UConn’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence, will not be tolerated.

To report an issue please contact the director, Dr. Bernard Goffinet.

2. Being a responsible stakeholder

The Biodiversity Research Collections houses over a million specimens collected throughout much of the world, over the last century and beyond. These collections and their associated data are the property of the University of Connecticut. All team members and visitors are expected to adhere to the policies of the BRC.

All biological collections are unique, and hence irreplaceable. Each team member or visitor has a responsibility to ensure the preservation, maintenance and accuracy of the collections and their associated data. Any accidental damage, accidental or observed, to the specimens or the data, and any indication of impending threats, such as low humidity levels and temperature in the dry storage area, should be reported immediately to the collection managers, or directors of the individual collections as listed here.