Navigation Links
Electronic infrastructures accelerate biodiversity discoveries
Date:11/28/2011

Electronic infrastructures open new horizons for collaboration and acceleration of the research on world's biodiversity. International collaborative platforms, such as scratchpads.eu, yield opportunities, unknown before, to scientists to put together historical and newly collected data coming from different sources and working groups, says a special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys presenting the results of the EU-funded project ViBRANT.

ViBRANT stands for "Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy" and is a European Union e-infrastructure project running December 2010 to 2013 that will support the development of virtual research communities involved in biodiversity science. ViBRANT combines the efforts of scientists from 17 European institutions to provide a more integrated and effective framework for those managing biodiversity data on the Web.

"ViBRANT is not only about e-infrastructures" commented the project coordinator Dr Vincent Smith from the Natural History Museum, London. "ViBRANT's core mission is to mobilize the treasures of biological data accumulated over centuries of scientific discoveries and to open them for collaboration to all who are keen to describe, record and safe the life on our Planet!"

ViBRANT's mission is clearly reflected by the collection of research and review articles published by the project partners but also by scientists from USA and Australia. The value of this book is re-inforced by the exemplar papers that demonstrate how innovations in e-infrastructures are implemented in real time and on real data.

The book focuses on opening and publishing of biodiversity data, a process that is largely promoted and supported by institutions, international organisations and governments because it allows the multiplication and intensification of efforts invested by the previous and contemporary generations of scientists.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Vincent S. Smith
vince@vsmith.info
44-207-942-5127
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Creating an electronic nose to sniff out tuberculosis from a patients breath
2. NJIT researcher testing micro-electronic stimulators for spinal cord injuries
3. Enhanced Santrax Electronic Visit Verification Functionality for Consumer Directed Services Programs
4. Flexible electronics hold promise for consumer applications
5. Soft memory device opens door to new biocompatible electronics
6. Ennova Direct Announces the Sale of its Consumer Electronics/Computer Peripheral Patent Portfolio
7. Ennova Direct Announces the Sale of its Consumer Electronics/Computer Peripheral Patent Portfolio
8. Research on antibiotic use, drug resistant organisms and effectiveness of electronic faucets
9. Latest hands-free electronic water faucets found to be hindrance, not help, in infection control
10. Electronic faucets unsafe for use in high-risk patient hospital settings
11. Stretchable balloon electronics get to the heart of cardiac medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Electronic infrastructures accelerate biodiversity discoveries
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a ... the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) ... large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple ... using any combination of fingerprint, face or iris ... MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator , ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 First quarter 2016:   ... with the first quarter of 2015 The gross margin ... (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% (-13) ... Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) , ... unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating margin for 2016 ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... 27, 2016 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report to their offering.  , ... The analysts forecast the global multimodal biometrics ... during the period 2016-2020.  Multimodal biometrics ... such as the healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016  Global demand for enzymes ... through 2020 to $7.2 billion.  This market includes ... cleaning products, biofuel production, animal feed, and other ... and biocatalysts). Food and beverages will remain the ... increasing consumption of products containing enzymes in developing ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... findings on what they believe could be a new and helpful biomarker for ... research. Click here to read it now. , Biomarkers are components ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... for Amgen, will join the faculty of the University of North Carolina ... professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with a focus on the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a ... take place between the two entities said Poloz. ... Ottawa , he pointed to the country,s ... the federal government. ... said, "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not sit ...
Breaking Biology Technology: