The Natural History Collections are recognized by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities as National Collections, a National Museum of Natural History in the making.  A Steering Committee operates under the auspices of the National Academy and represents the collections in the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council of Higher Education (VATAT) that supports the activities of the National Collections in a special model.  The committee is responsible for policy setting at the national level, for coordinating between the universities, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and VATAT and for making the most of the scientific knowledge, human resources, and financial resources.  

The committee members are:
 
 

Reports submitted to the Steering Committee for the National Collections of Natural History, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities