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31. August 2020

ClickUp supporting Plazi with task managmenet system

Managing collaborations involving multiple locations, time zones and complementing operations is challenging. As an example, Plazi liberates data from scholarly publications by making it, in collaboration with Zenodo at CERN,...[more]

17. July 2020

Time for an interim review of Plazi’s Covid-19 related activities

Three months ago we started with Pensoft an effort (see also press release) to contribute to a better understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) aka corona virus that led to the global...[more]

29. June 2020

The taxonomic treatments from Linnaeus’ Systema Naturae, 1758, 10th edition, liberated

A milestone in the development of modern biology was the introduction of the standardization resulting from comparative and reference works. This led to a rapidly growing corpus of knowledge by learning from, referencing of, and...[more]

08. June 2020

Extended collective licence agreement between Plazi and ProLitteris: Plazi adopts to revised copyright law in Switzerland

On the 1st of April, 2020, a new copyright law was enacted in Switzerland. Amongst other revision points, it declares an extension of the protection of photographs by applying the notion of work to non-individual photographs,...[more]

03. April 2020

Plazi and Pensoft launch an initiative to provide access to scholarly published data about Coronavirus hosts

Read the Eurekalert! and Knoweldge Speak release.

The COVID-19 pandemic presumably started with the escape of the Coronavirus from its bat host to humans. To understand the original host, it is important to have access to...[more]

05. March 2020

On the Role of Open Science in Charting Biodiversity

Following discussions on Taxacom list server on the value on Open Science, here some points to consider.

The situation has changed regarding open access and open science. The EU fully requires open access to anything they fund....[more]


22. September 2020

October 21. TDWG 2020 - A Virtual Conference. Publishing meeting 4-6pm CET

Plazi will provide a series of lectures on its data, technical aspects of the publication conversion workflow, and the its contribution to the CETAF-Covid-19 Task force. The program includes a session co-organized by Plazi and...[more]

22. September 2020

October 20-22. GB27: 27th Meeting of the GBIF Governing Board

Plazi will participate as non voting member at GB27[more]

22. September 2020

November 9-11. Entomological Collection Network: Nov 10: 8:23am - 8:36 am (GMT-7) (virtual)

Plazi will present the  lecture The Knowledge About Digital Specimens is in the Published Literature at the virtual Entomological Collection Network meeting.

One of the main pillars of natural history are the libraries of...[more]

22. September 2020

November 9-13. Biohackathon-Europe

Plazi will participate in Project 20: CAB: Computer Aided Biodiversity at the Biohackathon-Europe.

Currently, the management and visualization of molecular data have become a key point due to the strong increase in the...[more]

22. September 2020

November 12. Biodiversity Data Integration IG session at RDA P16. 5-6:30 PM UCT (virtual)

Plazi will present  CETAF-DiSSCo COVID-19 TaF results in publishing biotic interactions in the Biodiversity Data Integration Interest Group session at the Research data Alliance Plenary 16.

In P15 the group has set new...[more]

22. September 2020

November 16-19. Entomology 2020 (virtual)

Plazi will provide three lectures at the Entomology 2020. The lectures will be online on-demand starting November 11.

The Plazi Workflow to liberate PDF-imprisoned biodiversity DataBeyond PDF Publishing: Digitally accessible...[more]