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ENVRIplus Community Meeting – 10th May 2016

05 May 2016

A meeting of the Environmental Research Infrastructure (ENVRI) Community will take place in Zandvoort, the Netherlands on Tuesday 10th May 2016. ENVIplus is a Horizon 2020 project bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of En...


CETAF Digitisation and ISTC Group (12/04/2016)

23 Mar 2016

Location:  Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together members of the CETAF Digitisation Group and the CETAF Information Science and Technology Commission in order to align activities and to identify new fields of cooperation.

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“Insights into Inselect Software” – Webinar 29th March


A webinar entitled ‘Insights into Inselect:  automating image processing, barcode reading, and validation of user-defined metadata’ will be presented by Lawrence Hudson and Ben Price of the Natural History Museum, London.

Date & time:  29th March, 16:00 BST



e-IRG and ESFRI workshops


The public open e-IRG workshop is taking place this week in Amsterdam on the 9th March, entitled “Progress of the e-Infrastructure Commons:  Integration and interoperability – funding and revenue models”

This will be followed on the 10th March by the 


GGBN Conference 2016


The 2016 GGBN (Global Genome Biodiversity Network) conference will be taking place in Berlin this year, running in parallel with the SPNHC conference, from the 21st to 24th June 2016.

The title of this years’ conference is “Meeting the Challenge:  How to Preserve a Cross-Section of the Tree of Life“.

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SPNHC 2016


The annual SPNHC (Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections) conference will be taking place in Berlin from the 20th – 25th June, 2016, hosted by Museum für Naturkunde and the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum.

This years’ conference is headed “Green Museum – How to practice what we preach?”.  Included will be a 


RDA 7th Plenary Meeting


The 7th Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance will be taking place this week from the 1st to the 3rd March in Tokyo, Japan, under the theme “Making data sharing work in the era of Open Science“. 

Vince Smith from the Natural History Museum, London will be representing SYNTHESYS.

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Access Call 3 deadline: NOW CLOSED


The SYNTHESYS Access Call 3 deadline closed on 15th October 2015. Thank you to everyone who applied. We are currently processing the applications and plan to announce the decisions by the end of December 2015.


Access Call 3 is now open


SYNTHESYS is pleased to announce Access Call 3 is now open for applications.  The deadline is  17:00 UK time Thursday 15th October, 2015.  Find out more about the Access programme at


New species named after SYNTHESYS


We have received the following news from Miguel Alonso-Zarazaga, one of our SYNTHESYS Access Users who visited DK-TAF in 2008 under the first SYNTHESYS project:

“As a sign of gratitude to SYNTHESYS I have had the pleasure of naming a new species after the people in the SYNTHESYS team, and I would like they are made aware of this. It is a South African weevil and its name is Bronchus synt...