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Research & Technical Studies

Who We Are

The purpose of the Research and Technical Studies (RATS) group is to promote the advancement of scientific research in the field of conservation and to promote effective interaction of conservators and scientists in furthering the development of conservation practice. Research issues are important to all specialty groups, yet they are not the first priority of any other group. The function of this group is to support those who are involved in research efforts within the conservation field, and to help promote and advance scientific efforts in conservation. Another function of this subgroup is to foster increased interaction and communication between conservators of all disciplines and scientists of all disciplines relevant to conservation.

Formed in 1992, this group has nearly 360 members.

What We Do

RATS benefits its members by creating programming at the AIC Annual Meeting, publications, and maintaining an online community

How We Work

Each specialty group is managed by officers who guide the group based on its adopted Rules of Order.

How to Join

For more information on dues and how to join this group, go to Membership.