BCoN Workshop: Future Research

Mon, 2016-11-14 13:45 -- djennings

iDigBio will be participating in a workshop to consider future research opportunities arising from current national initiatives to digitize and mobilize images and associated data from U.S. biodiversity collections. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC, on January 5-6, 2017, and is being sponsored by the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) Research Coordination Network. Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

iDigBio Retreat 2016

Tue, 2016-08-30 09:47 -- joanna

Group Photo


iDigBio’s fourth annual retreat was held on August 26, 2016. The event was held at Camp Weed in Live Oak, FL, which was conveniently located midway between UF and FSU. The retreat provided an opportunity for the diverse staff at iDigBio to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, develop plans for the future, and get to know one another better.

2016 iDigBio Data Use and Research Meetings

Thu, 2015-12-17 14:27 -- djennings

DUR - Data Use & Research: Internal meeting focused on how people will use the data in iDigBio (second Thursday of the month)

Topics (non-exhaustive):

  • Operational matters related to Data Access and Visualization
  • Operational matters related to Post-ingestion data quality and feedback support, including attribution
  • Operational matters related to Research use cases and tools

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2016 iDigBio Data Management Meetings

Thu, 2015-12-17 14:15 -- djennings

These internal meetings will discuss issues raised by group of iDigBio IT staff and biologists concentrating on data management topics. Data Management is a multi-faceted subject that will be divided among several sub-groups.

Redmine project:

Remote access:  (invited access only)


2016 iDigBio Portal Stories Meetings

Thu, 2015-12-17 14:08 -- djennings

"Portal Stories" are intended to capture and communicate what biologists and collections users would need in an interactive portal. These are internal discussions lead to development of new features in iDigBio's Portal.

Redmine project:

Remote access: (invited access only)


2016 iDigBio Executive Committee Meetings

Thu, 2015-12-17 09:26 -- djennings

The Executive Committee (EC) is composed of the iDigBio Project Director, Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and key Senior Personnel. The Executive Committee is responsible for overall project management, general oversight of iDigBio activities, managing conflicts of interest, and implementation of the strategic plan, including assurance that the digitization, research, training, and outreach missions of iDigBio are integrated and accomplished.


2016 iDigBio Communication Luncheon Series

Thu, 2015-12-17 09:17 -- djennings

Based upon staff feedback in the 2015 Internal Communication Survey, the iDigBio Leadership Team launched a monthly luncheon series with the goal of improving communication across the project. Each luncheon will coincide with the monthly Steering Committee meetings. All iDigBio faculty, staff, and students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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2016 iDigBio Steering Committee Meetings

Thu, 2015-12-17 09:05 -- djennings

The Steering Committee (SC) is composed of the iDigBio Project Director, Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and Senior Personnel. The Steering Committee is responsible for reviewing progress and coordinating activities in digitization, research, training, and outreach at iDigBio, and for advising others in iDigBio on overall resource allocation, strategic directions, and management policies.


Science Cafe: Unlocking the Cabinets of Our Nation's Natural History Museums

Tue, 2014-07-15 13:53 -- djennings

Come to the Florida Museum's Science Cafés for an engaging conversation about a variety of science topics. A comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for lively discussions this fall.

Topic: Unlocking the Cabinets of Our Nation's Natural History Museums

Presenter: Pamela S. Soltis, Ph.D., Curator, Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics, Florida Museum

Tales from A Data Carpentry Workshop: In Demand

Fri, 2014-05-16 17:57 -- dpaul

by Deb Paul @idbdeb, Kevin Love, and Matt Collins

While 27 students were lucky enough to get into this first-ever two-day Data Carpentry course, over 62 people were on the wait list! (And this doesn't include those who decided not to add themselves to that wait list). Why were they so eager to enroll?

NSF ADBC Program Information

Wed, 2011-10-05 16:53 -- kevinlove

The National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States.


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