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Bioinformatics Resources

Online Resource Web Address Description

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)

http://www.tdwg.org/

TDWG group home page, with links to many projects and information on conferences.

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Standards

http://www.tdwg.org/standards/

Links to pages of groups working on various biodiversity information standards, such as Darwin Core, TAPIR, etc.

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), 2011 conference presentations

http://www.tdwg.org/conference2011/
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2011 TDWG conference presentations are available online. Reference the program to find presentations of interest: http://www.tdwg.org/conference2011/program/.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

http://www.gbif.org/

Provides and encourages access to biodiversity collections and data online, including map shapefiles.

Biological Collection Access Services (BioCASE)

http://www.biocase.org/

Provides online access to European collections and observations data.

Atlas of Living Australia

http://www.ala.org.au/

Online access to biodiversity information on Australian faunas, including ecological niche models, collections and observation data, and structured querying of data.

VertNet

http://vertnet.org/

Network coordinating access to vertebrate collections data worldwide.

USGS Biological Informatics Program

http://biology.usgs.gov/bio/

Provides coordination of federal biological collections, including a new effort – "BISON" – Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation.

iDigBio

https://www.idigbio.org/

The national resource for advancing digitization of biological collections, coordinating all ADBC efforts and developing standards and procedures for managing and serving those data.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

Consortium of libraries digitizing literature for online access. This is part of the EOL initiative.

Encyclopedia of Life

http://eol.org/

Initiative to provide an online presence for all described species.

Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis Standard (MIAPA)

http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/ Phylogenetics/MIAPAWorkshop2011

Working group to develop standards for repeatability of phylogenetic analyses.

NY Botanical Gardens Digital Imaging

http://digitalphotorepro.blogspot.com/

Digital imaging and archiving procedures from the New York Botanical Gardens.

Islandora

http://islandora.ca/

A digital data repository for biodiversity resources, including ways to intersect user space and data space to enable various kinds of sharing.

CalBug

http://calbug.berkeley.edu/Overview.html

Arthropod digitization effort of UC Berkeley collections, part of the NSF – ADBC thematic collection networks.

Morphster

http://www.morphster.org/

To develop a demonstration prototype of a service-oriented architecture enabling and supporting morphologically based phylogenetic studies.

iPlant Collaborative

http://www.iplantcollaborative.org/

Cyberinfrastructure and computational tools to support plant science.

iPlant Collaborative, Taxonomic Name Resolution Service

http://tnrs.iplantcollaborative.org/

A utility for correcting and standardizing plant taxonomic names.

Moorea Biocode

http://mooreabiocode.org/

A comprehensive inventory of non-microbial life, presenting substantial challenges for collecting, managing, and serving biological data.

BiSciCol

http://biscicol.blogspot.com/

BiSciCol (Biological Science Collections) Tracker is a funded NSF collaborative project with the goal of building an infrastructure designed to tag and track scientific collections and all of their derivatives."

Map of Life

http://www.mappinglife.org/

Creating a platform and set of resources for the development of distribution maps and tools for creating, distributing, and querying them.

DataONE

https://www.dataone.org/

Intended to be "a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data."

OpenUp! Europeana Collections

http://open-up.eu/

A project to provide data standards for European natural history collections images, making them accessible to the EUROPEANA community.

Symbiota

http://symbiota.org/tiki/tiki-index.php

A software project that aims to build web-based tools for building specimen-based virtual floras and faunas. It is seen as a way for smaller collections to share with larger projects as well, such as GBIF.