What do I need to do before I leave UC Berkeley?
First, PLAN AHEAD! Before you leave Berkeley, start thinking about how you’re going to deal with your research material including specimens, tissues, field notes, digital images, sound recordings, digital videos, etc. If you are depositing specimens or tissues at the MVZ, all original field notes and permits also need to be deposited at the MVZ. You should work with a Staff Curator to make sure that everything is in order and all materials and data are transferred to the MVZ. Questions or problems often arise with new accessions, so leave plenty of time for this!!!

For specimens and/or tissues that will not be accessioned into the MVZ, work with a Staff Curator to make sure that arrangements are made for their final disposition or for help with shipping them to your next location.

A Departing Checklist (PDF) must be completed before leaving the MVZ.