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DiSSCo presents its PID consultation results

DiSSCo presents its PID consultation results

19 January 2021   Less than a week ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming more than 65 experts from all over the world to DiSSCo’s Digital Specimens PID Seminar. During the online event, DiSSCo’s technical team presented the outcomes of the Consultation on Digital...

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Biodiversity Next Wins New Conference Award 2020!!

Biodiversity Next Wins New Conference Award 2020!!

9 December 2020   Biodiversity Next is the shiny brand new winner in the Best New Conference or Event category at the International & European Association Awards 2020. According to the jury, Biodiversity Next “... is a testament for successful cooperation and...

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Announcing DiSSCo Prepare’s first All Hands meeting!

Announcing DiSSCo Prepare’s first All Hands meeting!

For an entire week, experts in the areas of governance, business, technology, services, big data, and policies will take part in more than 20 working sessions to discuss and produce key elements of what will become Europe’s leading natural science collections Research Infrastructure, DiSSCo RI.

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FAIR Digital Object and Natural Science Collections data

FAIR Digital Object and Natural Science Collections data

One of the key elements of DiSSCo’s data infrastructure design is the ‘Digital Specimen’ — a FAIR Digital Object acting as a digital representation on the Internet for a specific physical specimen in a collection. The ideas for the Digital Object as an element in a data infrastructure was proposed in the output on virtual layer recommendations by the Data Fabric IG and in the basic vocabulary from the Data Foundation and Terminology WG.

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NHM London is hiring a Business Analyst in Science Digitisation!

NHM London is hiring a Business Analyst in Science Digitisation!

The Natural History Museum’s informatics group are leading members of a series of European Commission (EC) funded digital projects working to transform the operation of European natural science collections. These multi-million Euro international initiatives bring together the collections of 115 institutions across 15 countries, representing over one billion scientific specimens and more than 5,000 scientists.

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