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SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide scientists based in European Member and Associated States to undertake short visits to utilize the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities at one of the 18 partner institutions for the purposes of their research.

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Joint Research Activities

The JRA will improve access to data stored digitally within natural history collections by developing mechanisms that enable institutions to enrich digital media with metadata to increase their usability to users.

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Network Activities

The SYNTHESYS Network Activities (NAs) are an integrated package that support and develop the natural history infrastructure in Europe. The greater integration that will result from these activities will enhance the experience of Access users and other visitors.

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