The Museum exclusively offers scientific name verification services to UPLB (graduate and sometimes, undergraduate)  students making their thesis and dissertation outlines and writing their manuscripts for submission to their respective academic advisory committee and the UPLB Graduate School.

Scientific name verification services by the Museum involves the commenting of the Curators on the proper or improper use of scientific name(s) in the student's thesis title or text. All manuscripts are required to undergo this procedure before approval by the Dean of the UPLB Graduate School.

Procedure under Community Quarantine Due to COVID-19 Health Situation

Effective 08 June 2020 and until the lifting of the General Community Quarantine in the university, the Museum shall conduct in a contactless manner its Scientific Name Verification Service for UPLB thesis students, enumerated below:

  1. Any student who wishes to avail of the service should email the Museum through email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. The museum shall reply to the student with simple instructions and a link to an online form.
  3. The information received shall be processed and the signed MNH Form 5 (Scientific Name Verification) will be emailed to the requesting party as soon as possible.
  4. Students who have already requested the service and their hard-copy MNH Form 5 are already available at the Director’s Office need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the scanning and sending of their form through email.

Procedure for Availing Scientific Name Services (Under future normal conditions)

  1. Go to the Museum's Director's Office and request for scientific name verification.
    • For undergraduate students, bring the first page of your thesis outline proposal. Information needed are the following: Student's Name, Course, College and the Title of Thesis
    • For graduate students, bring your UPLB GS Form 0006: Approval of Thesis/Dissertation Outline
  2. Have the staff-in-charge receive your document. Provide your email or mobile number for contact purposes.
  3. In verifying the used scientific names, Museum staff use various checklists and online taxonomic databases to provide initial remarks.
  4. The MNH Form 5 is prepared by the concerned staff-in-charge for verification of a section Curator.
  5. The finalized Form 5 is notation and signed by the Museum Director.
  6. Verification process takes at least 5 government working days.
  7. Retrieve your signed Form 5 only after receiving notice that it is ready for pick-up.