Jump to navigation. Natural Science Collections are critical infrastructure for answering thousands of fundamental scientific questions and for delivering information for discoveries and innovations in numerous fields. However, the exploitation of this infrastructure is severely limited by e. DiSSCo intends to transform the fragmented landscape of crucial scientific resources into an integrated, seamless collection providing unified access services to a diverse user base.
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Data-intensive frontier research through unified access to European natural science collections. The Distributed System of Scientific Collections DiSSCo is a new pan-European Research Infrastructure with the vision to place European natural science collections at the centre of data-intensive scientific excellence and innovation for taxonomic and environmental research, food security, health, and the bioeconomy. DiSSCo mobilises, links and delivers currently fragmented biodiversity and geodiversity information at a scale, form and precision required, tooling scientists to address major challenges of the Anthropocene. The new RI introduces a step change by massively improving the capacity of scientists to discover, access and analyse complex and previously disjoined information deriving from the study of the vast European natural science collections. Natural science collections are an integral part of the global natural and cultural capital. DiSSCo directly addresses the current fragmentation of European collections, by transforming a network of institutions into a coherent RI: a one-stop-shop for European collections, collection data and associated expertise. DiSSCo unifies leading natural science collection facilities in 21 countries and has a concrete plan for further expansion.
GitHub is home to over 50 million developers working together. Join them to grow your own development teams, manage permissions, and collaborate on projects. European Loans and Visits System. Natural Science Identifier Registry. A digital object DO index for different kinds of natural science object and their relations. Collection Description Index Registry: A digital object repository for collection description identifier digital objects and their relations. Collection of user stories describing evolving requirements of stakeholders involved in managing and using natural science collections.