EVERY FEW YEARS we like to remind the community about the policies for the use of the National Ice Core Laboratory and acquisition of samples from the archive. You can read about these policies, which have been in place for more than 10 years, on page 8 of this issue and visit the link to read the complete policy. Scientific interest in ice cores has been increasing over the years and because of this, NICL has become a very busy place for sectioning newly collected ice cores along with sampling of the archive. To properly plan for allocation of NICL resources we need to know what is being proposed for the use of NICL. This is to allow us to meet your needs and serve you better. We thank you in advance for reviewing the policies.