Below is a list of links to other projects that may be of interest to you:
The Biodiversity Heritage
Library will provide basic, important content for immediate research
and multiple bioinformatic initiatives.
Biological Collection Access Service for Europe. A transnational
network of biological collections enabling widespread unified access
to distributed and heterogeneous European collection and observational
Consortium for the Barcoding
of Life. An international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding
as a global standard for the identification of biological species
CETAF is a networked
consortium of scientific institutions in Europe formed to promote training,
research and understanding of systematic biology and palaeobiology.
The European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy, a network of excellence
gathering 28 major institutions devoted to knowing the living world
better with the support of the European Commission.
- Euaxess http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/ European site providing information for European researchers.
Global Biodiversity Information
- GeoCASE www.geocase.eu
Geoscientific collection access service- an extended version of BioCASE
International Barcode of Life project
argues that sequence diversity in short, standardized gene regions (i.e.
DNA barcodes) can provide a sophisticated tool for both the identification
of known species and the discovery of new ones.
LifeWatch will construct and bring into
operation the facilities, hardware, software and governance structures
for all aspects of biodiversity research. The project is currently in
a three year preparatory phase.
The Open Air Laboratories
(OPAL) network is an exciting new initiative that is open to anyone
with an interest in nature. We aim to create and inspire a new generation
of nature-lovers by getting people to explore, study, enjoy and protect
their local environment
provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating
and securing Europe’s taxonomically authoritative species name registers
and nomenclators (name databases) and associated exper(tise) networks
that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe.
- QBOL www.qbol.org
A new EU funded project (QBOL) looking at DNA barcoding of important plant pathogens. An international consortium will collect DNA barcodes from many plant pathogenic quarantine organisms, store these sequences in a database accessible by internet, develop a DNA bank and train end-users. All these activities should help National Plant Protection Services in correct identification and detection of plant pathogenic quarantine organisms.
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