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A broad-based task force, chaired by Lynn Kimsey of the Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Entomological Museum, was convened to review and assess the status of living and preserved biological collections held on the Davis campus of the University of California. The task force addressed three basic issues, forming subcommittees to 1) review the data gathered in a survey by the Genetic Resources Conservation Program of living and preserved collections and report its findings, 2) make recommendations for policy guidelines on a campus basis and an individual-collection basis, and s) propose a campus-wide administrative structure to address issues of communication, documentation, and funding. Policy for administration, ownership, transfer, and disposal of collections has apparently not been previously addressed by the University of California. The task force's recommendations on policy and administrative issues are the subject of this report.