The National Museum of Natural Sciences is a pioneer centre in our country when it comes to researching natural heritage and disseminating related knowledge. The Research Deputy Directorate comprises six departments, a series of Research Support Services and three field stations. The main objectives of the Research Deputy Directorate are to describe the different manifestations of the biological and geological diversity of our planet, to study the different processes that generate, configure and maintain this diversity and to promote its conservation. In order to reach these goals, interdisciplinary research projects are undertaken in collaboration with scientists from other institutions. The museum encourages seminars, colloquiums or any other type of activity aimed at achieving a better understanding of our natural environment.