SYNTHESYS+ is a European Commission - funded project, creating an integrated European infrastructure for natural history collections.

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14 Apr 2021

TA and VA call deadlines extended More >

22 Mar 2021

Virtual Access Call 2 NOW OPEN More >

Our four core strands of work

How the four strands tie together

SYNTHESYS funding allows scientists to undertake short visits to utilise collections, staff expertise, and analytical facilities at one of the 21 partner institutions for the purposes of their research.

Call 3 now closed. Call 4 opening early 2022.

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For the first time in the SYNTHESYS programme, users will be able to request Virtual Access to collections. Participating institutions will digitise collections according to community demand and data will be made openly available. 

Call 2 now closed.

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SYNTHESYS+ will develop new collections services and technologies for researchers around the world. Projects include the development of digital collections infrastructure, and applying artificial intelligence to speed up processes that make collections digitally available. 

About our Research Activities

The SYNTHESYS+ Network activities will support and develop the infrastructure of natural history collections across Europe. These activities will provide foundations for DiSSCo, a major pan-European collections infrastructure and access initiative.

About our Network Activities