2nd MOBILISE Training School Open for Applications

In cooperation with DiSSCo, GBIF and CETAFDEST and after the great success of its first one, the COST Action MOBILISE is organising its 2nd Training School. It will take place on 13 and 14 February 2020 in Warsaw, PL. Its main focus is on the digitisation and management of biological and geological collections and the development of digitisation strategies and plans.

This hands-on and interactive training initiative will specifically geared towards Natural History Institutions holding small collections. They will have the opportunity to learn about digitisation and management of their biological and geological collections in order to be able to develop their own institutional Digitisation Strategy & Plan.

The two-days event will be hosted by the University of Warsaw. Deadline for applications is the 1st of December 2019.

Applicants need to register here. They will be asked to fill out a brief registration form and upload a short CV of one page. Selected trainees will be informed individually and will receive a COST Trainee Grant for their accommodation and travel costs.


The 2nd MOBILISE Training School “Digitisation and data management challenges in small collections” is addressed to everyone who is engaged in biological and geological collections and their data. This includes curators and collection managers, directors/senior managers, collection digitisation managers/officers, scientists on bio- or geo informatics, students (post graduates, MSc, PhD), technicians of collections, and Early Career Investigators. The latter refers to individuals who are within a time span of up to eight years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate. They must be engaged in an official research programme, or be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

More information is available here.