Paleobiology Database to Host API Hackathon March 20-22, 2015

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 7:51am -- gnelson

The Paleobiology Database Executive Committee is running a hackathon with the goal of creating exciting tools (web applications, R code, data analysis tools, data visualization tools, integration with other web databases, etc.) that use the Paleobiology Database API for research, education, or outreach.

When and where? March 20th-22nd, 2015, on the campus of UC Santa Cruz.

Call for Participation: Hackathon on iDigBio APIs/Services and Interoperability

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:26am -- ammatsun

Goal: Design, develop, implement, test and/or document uses of iDigBio data via its APIs

Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Dates and times: June 3-5, 2015; 8 am - 5 pm each day

To apply: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Wr1womZuY7O5o1 deadline February 28, 2015. Invited applicants will be notified by March 9th.


The Entomological Collections Network (ECN) Partners with iDigBio for Upcoming Meeting in November

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:58am -- gnelson

Pamela Horsley1, Christy Bills2, Floyd Shockley3, Katrina Menard4, Gil Nelson5

1Michigan State University/ECN, 2Natural History Museum of Utah/ECN, 3Smithsonian Institution/ECN, 4Sam Noble Museum, Oklahoma State University/ECN, 5Florida State University/iDigBio

GSA 2014 Digitization Symposium Attracts 33 Presentations, 4 Posters, and More than 75 Participants

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:45pm -- gnelson

Arguably the most important joint gathering of paleo and geo scientists in North America, the annual conference of the Geological Society of America (GSA) regularly attracts more than 5,000 participants, several hundred posters and presentations, and an array of vendors and exhibitors.

NSF's BIO Postdoctoral Program Has New Collections Research Area

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:39am -- maphillips

NSF’s Directorate for Biological Sciences’ (BIO) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation was recently published for 2015. The fellowships will be awarded to 40 recent recipients of their doctoral degree for research and training in three selected areas.

The three selected areas for fiscal year 2015 are:

A New Report of Recommendations for DNA Banking

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:51am -- maphillips


The use of sequencing and other molecular data now plays a critical role in the majority of research across the fields of systematics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. In addition, DNA barcoding offers an efficient way to identify specimens for large efforts like biodiversity inventory projects or biological resource management.


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