Knowledge Base

Transparent and accessible

Commited to open science

As an initiative formed by public research institutions, DiSSCo is committed to Open Science. We believe that Open Science not only makes the scientific work more transparent and accessible but also enables a whole new set of collaborative and IT-based scientific methods. This means that the outputs of our common research projects are openly available as much as possible.

To make this access to our research outputs not only theoretical but very convenient for you, we have stored them all in one place below.

You can of course also access them through the project websites as well as through our DiSSCo group on Zenodo. Some of the outputs – starting with SYNTHESYS+ – will also be published in the Research Ideas and Outcomes Journal.

All the information in one place

The tables below contain all deliverables and other outputs and are actively kept up to date. You can use the filter system to view only those outputs that are of interest to you or use the search function to look for specific keywords.

What we do

The projects of DiSSCo

Catalogue of Life+

To conduct species-based biodiversity research you need to know two things: their names, so everybody speaks about the same species, and if they have been described before. To look that up, you need a species checklist and taxonomic hierarchy. That is the Catalogue of Life. Und to run such a service, you need a functioning infrastructure: The Catalogue of Life+

ENVRI-FAIR

Bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures to look for synergies is the ultimate goal of projects for the cluster of these RIs, the latest being ENVRI-FAIR. It started in January 2019 and will connect the cluster to the European Open Science Cloud.

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MOBILISE

To build and extend the network that supports DiSSCo is the task of the MOBILISE COST Action. The far reaching networking and training project will strengthen knowledge exchange and capacity building. The best part: It is open to join for all institutions in COST countries involved in research for biodiversity and geodiversity informatics.

SYNTHESYS+

The SYNTHESYS programme might be best known for the access it provides to natural science collections since 15 years. But it does so much more than that! Networking Actions and Joint Research Activities are equally part of SYNTHESYS. In its latest iteration SYNTHESYS+ it also provides virtual access to digital collections – a big step towards DiSSCo.

ICEDIG

ICEDIG – Innovation and consolidation for large scale digitisation of natural heritage – is the first official step towards DiSSCo. It refines certain elements of the DiSSCo research infrastructure. It addresses the technical, financial, policy and governance aspects necessary to operate such a large distributed initiative for natural sciences collections across Europe.

What we do

The projects of DiSSCo

Catalogue of Life+

To conduct species-based biodiversity research you need to know two things: their names, so everybody speaks about the same species, and if they have been described before. To look that up, you need a species checklist and taxonomic hierarchy. That is the Catalogue of Life. Und to run such a service, you need a functioning infrastructure: The Catalogue of Life+

ENVRI-FAIR

Bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures to look for synergies is the ultimate goal of projects for the cluster of these RIs, the latest being ENVRI-FAIR. It started in January 2019 and will connect the cluster to the European Open Science Cloud.

Logo MOBILISE

MOBILISE

To build and extend the network that supports DiSSCo is the task of the MOBILISE COST Action. The far reaching networking and training project will strengthen knowledge exchange and capacity building. The best part: It is open to join for all institutions in COST countries involved in research for biodiversity and geodiversity informatics.

SYNTHESYS+

The SYNTHESYS programme might be best known for the access it provides to natural science collections since 15 years. But it does so much more than that! Networking Actions and Joint Research Activities are equally part of SYNTHESYS. In its latest iteration SYNTHESYS+ it also provides virtual access to digital collections – a big step towards DiSSCo.

ICEDIG

ICEDIG – Innovation and consolidation for large scale digitisation of natural heritage – is the first official step towards DiSSCo. It refines certain elements of the DiSSCo research infrastructure. It addresses the technical, financial, policy and governance aspects necessary to operate such a large distributed initiative for natural sciences collections across Europe.