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November 11, 2010

Notes on NSF Programs related to bio-research collections

Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) - "This program seeks to create a national resource of digital data documenting existing biological collections...The national resource will be structured at three levels: a national hub, thematic networks based on collaborative groups of collections, and the physical collections."

Home Uniting Biocollections (HUB) - forming the coordinating scientific team...oversee implementation of standards and best practices for the collections, plan for the long-term sustainability of the national resource, facilitate communication and standards for training, and assure that results are disseminated to the scientific community utilizing collections, the collections community, and other similar efforts internationally.

Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) - "will conduct the digitization effort at a number of collections...justified by a research theme...integrate with other ongoing digitization activities, such as the new collaborative networks funded under the Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program (BRC)...BRC-funded collaborative projects will be expected to become part of this national resource"

Improvements to Biological Research Collections (BRC) - Next due date: July 22, 2011

Posted by kkwaiser at November 11, 2010 01:07 PM

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