France

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General information

About this country

La communauté DiSSCo-France est organisée sous la forme d’une infrastructure de recherche appelée RECOLNAT (Réseau des collections naturalistes). Ce consortium regroupe aujourd’hui plus de 70 institutions parmi lesquelles de nombreux muséums d’histoire naturelle, des universités et des sociétés savantes. RECOLNAT figure sur la feuille de route française des infrastructures et est reconnue en tant que telle depuis 2016.

Comme la France est un pays d’ancienne tradition naturaliste, il existe plusieurs centaines d’établissements conservant des collections. Leur repérage et celui de leurs collections constituent aujourd’hui un des chantiers importants de l’infrastructure RECOLNAT.

Les collections scientifiques se partagent entre le monde de la culture et celui de la recherche. Par l’entremise du code du patrimoine, le ministère de la Culture est garant de la bonne conservation et de la pérennité des objets, alors que celui de la Recherche s’attache à leur valorisation scientifique.

participating institutions

François Dusoulier

Coordinateur national MNHN
fr@dissco.eu

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)
Université Clermont-Auvergne
Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1
Université de Rennes 1
Muséum d'histoire naturelle / Jardin des sciences de Dijon

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Université de Bourgogne
Université Aix-Marseille

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Université de Montpellier
Centre de coopération international en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)
Muséum d’histoire naturelle de La Rochelle
Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille

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Université de Lorraine

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Université de Grenoble

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Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Lille

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Toulouse

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Sorbonne Université

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Nantes

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Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
Office de l'environnement de Corse / Conservatoire botanique national de Corse

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Conservatoire botanique national Alpin (Gap)
Université de Strasbourg
Tela-Botanica
Société nationale des sciences naturelles et mathématiques de Cherbourg
Centre informatique national de l’enseignement supérieur (CINES)
Université Lille 1 - Sciences et technologie
Musée d’histoire naturelle Philadelphe Thomas (Gaillac)

Partner institutes

Facilities in France

Roadmaps

National Funding

DiSSCo France est financée par le biais de l’infrastructure RECOLNAT, pilotée et soutenue par le Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN) et le ministère de la Recherche. Cette infrastructure est actuellement financée dans le cadre d’un PIA en bio-santé (e-ReColNat) associant 9 partenaires : universités de Montpellier, Clermont-Ferrand, de Bourgogne et de Lyon, le CNAM, l’IRD, l’INRA, le CIRAD, Tela-Botanica et Agoralogie. Ce PIA a permis d’augmenter le corpus des collections naturalistes françaises numérisées jusqu’à dépasser 10 millions de spécimens.

Le Muséum national, le ministère de la Recherche et l’Alliance pour la recherche en environnement (Allenvi) accompagnent RECOLNAT pour la construction du projet DiSSCo-France.

Everything on one screen

Collection Dashboard

The dashboard you can see below contains data on the collections of natural science institutions across Europe. Page one shows the approximate number of collections per category for all of the 89 institutes who participated in an initial DiSSCo survey and page two the national contributions to the European collection. The selection boxes allow filtering for country and institutions. The data in this dashboard is populated with information as sent by the DiSSCo partners through an initial survey in November 2017 and should therefore be considered as preliminary Following that survey, we went through a rigorous process of identifying obvious errors and contacting individuals to correct those. Nevertheless it will probably still contain some errors and information might be outdated. Please contact Niels Raes if you detect any issues so the data can be updated.

If you would like to see a full screen version of the dashboard, please click here.