This virtual workshop will convene a broad stakeholder group to flesh out a shared vision, road map and set of priorities for developing the scope, content and services included in a catalogue of the world's natural history collections.
The workshop consists of two parts:
- Two two-hour preparatory webinars in which participants will discuss a draft ideas paper to be released around 24 February. Note that these sessions are scheduled nine time zones apart (on successive days) to support wider global participation.
- An open, facilitated online consultation running between 17-29 April 2020
"Advancing the Catalogue of the World's Natural History Collections" is the first of three that GBIF will lead as part of the European Commission-funded SYNTHESYS+ project.
People interested in participating can register for the preparatory webinars now:
Those interested in contributing to the consultation can also request early access to the consultation forum at any time.
|24 February||Draft ideas paper released|
|12-13 March||Preparatory webinars #1 & #2|
|6 April||Consultation forum opened for early access to contributed materials|
|17–29 April||Facilitated online consultation|
|May-July||Writing, editing and review of road map|