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27. January 2017

Plazi TreatmentBank down

Due to a technical issue during the upgrade of the operating system, TreatmentBank is down. We work as hard as possible to restore the services.  We hope to bring it up during Friday. 

We are sorry for any...[more]


12. January 2017

2017 needs to bring better access to taxonomic data

2016 showed progress in providing access to taxonomic data in near realm time. But much more is needed.

The current way of publishing, cataloguing and providing access to taxonomic data, to say it mildly, is an almost complete...[more]


14. November 2016

Illustrations in biodiversity publications and copyright: Call for review

Illustrations are widely and increasingly used in scientific publications and communications. How can they be shared, reused? Our paper submitted to PLoS Biology is an attempt to provide an answer. 

We would like to invite...[more]


05. November 2016

Twenty years after

Twenty years ago, NASA approached the biodiversity community to explore the possibility to build a research program in NASA that would support biodiversity research. It was a time, where the state of the art have been single...[more]


01. November 2016

Shuttleworth Fellowship for Donat Agosti submitted

Donat Agosti submitted on November 1 his Shuttleworth Fellowship with the goal of making scientific data publication through Plazi an integral part of an open knowledge management system. A successful application will help move...[more]


22. July 2016

SpeciesTweet: TreatmentBank's new Twitter feed provides daily updates about newly discovered species

Species are being discovered every day.  While only a few ever make the news, these discoveries are critical for understanding our planet and ultimately providing us a full picture of biodiversity. With its new Twitter...[more]


12. July 2016

Open access to data on new and known taxa

The discovery of new species is regularly newsworthy, as well as impressive phenomena such as  the huge light trap Stade de France attracting moths reported yesterday. Whilst in the former case - because of a missing...[more]


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