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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]


03. March 2020

12 new species added to GBIF during the first Plazi training course at the Congresso Brasileiro de Zoologia

Taxonomic literature is an almost untapped resource of data covering our scholarly knowledge of biodiversity. This includes an estimated 500 Million printed pages and is augmented annually with over 17.000 taxonomic treatments of...[more]


26. January 2020

50.000th GBIF dataset: a brief history

On January 8, 2020 Plazi had the good luck and honor to be the mediator of GBIF's 50.000th dataset. It was probably predictable to some degree, since the chances have been over 56%. Plazi has deposited over 28K of the 50K...[more]


15. January 2020

Science Magazine: Why not be more open? Liberated biodiversity data as a win-win case

This morning news had two headlines covering conservation and biodiversity and, in fact pointing out its dire state and what ought to be done. For example, in Le Monde one reported on the UN 2030 goal to protecting 30% of the...[more]


10. November 2019

Plazi opens an office in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Plazi opened an office in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, early November. The office, with four staff managed by Marcus Guidoti, is focusing on liberating data from South American taxonomic publications or publications...[more]


17. October 2019

A suggested Swiss science contribution to the future of Open Science and biodiversity

At today's swissuniversities kick-off meeting of the new Open Science strategy, we have been given a chance to present Plazi's input to build the Swiss Open Science vision.

This is what Donat Agosti has to say:

"Thank you...[more]


01. October 2019

New Copyright Law in Switzerland Empowers Scientific Research

The Swiss Parliament adopted a new copyright law on 27 September, 2019. Amongst its many new elements, there is a large exception to copyright for the use of protected works for scientific research purposes (Art. 24d1). This...[more]


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