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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]


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]


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