Documents + Policies

Repository of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The IU Paleontology Collection is an international research resource that houses fossil materials for the purposes of research and teaching.

The Collection is under the umbrella of the Center for Biological Research Collections. The 5th floor of the Geological Sciences Building houses a fossil specimen repository with over 1.25 million specimens, as well as teaching and research collections. The Collection is available for study by the international scientific community. Our Collection contains type specimens that are accessible to the scientific community as prescribed by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (2000, Recommendations 72D, 72F).

Download the IUPC policies

The collection is restricted to the curators, authorized faculty and students, and visitors with supervision.

To read the policies for access to the collection, download the PDF. 

IUPC Policies


Donating specimens and relevant archival material to the IUPC

If you would like to donate specimens or fossils to the collection, please click on the link below to download and submit the form.

IUPC Deed of Gift