The DiSSCo General Assembly (GA) is a very important step towards having a productive preparatory phase and ultimately to becoming a successful research infrastructure. Following a comprehensive stakeholder consultation and review process, the Coordination and Support Office (CSO) has developed the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the DiSSCo GA.
29 November 2019Call for Applications – DiSSCo General Assembly Membership
The research infrastrcuture ICEDIG is working towards opened today the call for applications to become a member of its General Assembly.
25 November 2019Digital Object Architecture (DOA) for FAIR Data and Services in Biodiversity Science and Geoscience
A new study examines how Digital Object Architecture, a logical extension of the globally adopted Internet Architecture addresses the challenges of actively stewarding the aggregation and virtualization of widely distributed data about biological and geological specimens in natural science collections.Read more
19 November 2019Data Management Plan for the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo)
With around 1.5 billion specimens of plants, animals, insects, fossils, rocks and minerals in European natural heritage collections, and digitization of these proceeding apace, never has it been more important to have a coherent plan for the management of petabytes of natural heritage data over the coming decades.Read more
11 October 2019State of the Art in Digitisation - Part II
Photo: 3D Scan of a 34-million-year-old extinct species from Nebraska closely related to cats, courtesy of the Florida Museum
Throughout the work on the latest developments and state of the art in digitisation techniques, the relevant project partners are releasing a series of deliverables focusing on specific ones and other aspects of the digitisation process. The first two of these have been summarized here.Read more