First MOBILISE Training School

The COST Action MOBILISE is organising its first Training School under the umbrella of DiSSCo and CETAF. It will be organized under Working group 6 “Education and Training, Dissemination, and Outreach”.

Digitisation and Data Management Challenges in Small Collections
14-15 March 2019, Sofia, BG

This hands-on and interactive training initiative will give the opportunity to Natural History Institutions holding small collections to get informed and exercised on the digitisation and management of their biological and geological collections in order to be able to develop their own Institutional Digitisation Strategy & Plan. There are no registration fees for the MOBILISE Training School. Trainees will receive a fixed COST grant for their travel and accommodation costs.

MOBILISE Training School Overview

The training school will focus on the digitisation and management of biological and geological collections and the development of digitisation strategies and plans. Specific topics that will be addressed during the trainings through practical exercises are – among others – data quality, data cleaning, and the origins of data.

The training school is addressed to everyone who is engaged in biological and geological collections and their data. This includes professionals (curators, technicians, collection managers etc.) as well as scientists in all stages of their career, especially early career investigators and students (post-grad, MSc, PhD).

Applicants can register here. The deadline for submission of applications is 10 February 2019. The Training School is limited to 30 trainees.

For more information see the leaflet.