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16. November 2016 - GGBN Asian Regional Workshop (July 21-22 2017)

The China National Genebank (CNGB) is glad to welcome you to an upcoming workshop on "Linking DNA and Tissue Collections in Asia", held July 21-22 2017 in Shenzhen, China.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network
  • Why join GGBN, what are its applications as a shared resource, what are the benefits to your institution and the research community?
  • Benefits of GGBN for biobanking in Asia.
  • Benefits of Best Practice for Biodiversity Biobank Collections and Networking with GGBN. General information on GGBN membership, governance model, legal aspects of providing data and samples, restrictions, collaborations, Nagoya Protocol.
  • General information on the GGBN Data Portal, GGBN Data Standard and how to provide data to GGBN DNA/Tissue Banking in Asia.
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Please send RSVPs to Katie Barker (barkerk@si.edu) no later than March 30 2017. There is no registration fee associated with this workshop.

Additional information, such as suggestions for accommodation coming soon at the workshop page.

03. November 2016 - GGBN 2016 Conference Report now available

The GGBN 2016 Conference report is now available on the GGBN Document Library, https://library.ggbn.org/share/s/26B-x8QOQwavBNm7uOBoqg

06. October 2016 - GGBN North American Regional Workshop (April 11-13 2017)

The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution is glad to welcome you to an upcoming workshop on "Linking DNA and Tissue Collections in North America", held April 11-13 2017 in Washington D.C., USA.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Use cases: Why join GGBN, what are its applications as a shared resource, what are the benefits to your institution in particular and the research community in general?
  • General information on GGBN membership, governance model, legal aspects of providing data and samples, restrictions, collaborations, etc.
  • General information on the GGBN Data Portal, GGBN Data Standard and how to provide data to GGBN with IPT/DwC-A
  • Streamlining the pipeline between GGBN/Specify/Arctos/iDigBio


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Please send RSVPs to Katie Barker (barkerk@si.edu) no later than January 31 2017. There is no registration fee associated with this workshop.

Additional information, such as suggestions for accommodation coming soon at the workshop page.

03. October 2016 - GGBN Data Standard Specification published on DATABASE

We are happy to announce the publication of GGBN's Data Standard Specification.

G. Droege, K. Barker, O. Seberg, J. Coddington, E. Benson, W. G. Berendsohn, B. Bunk, C. Butler, E. M. Cawsey, J. Deck, M. Döring, P. Flemons, B. Gemeinholzer, A. Güntsch, T. Hollowell, P. Kelbert, I. Kostadinov, R. Kottmann, R. T. Lawlor, C. Lyal, J. Mackenzie-Dodds, C. Meyer, D. Mulcahy, S. Y. Nussbeck, É. O'Tuama, T. Orrell, G. Petersen, T. Robertson, C. Söhngen, J. Whitacre, J. Wieczorek, P. Yilmaz, H. Zetzsche, Y. Zhang and X. Zhou. Database (2016) 2016 : baw125 doi: 10.1093/database/baw125

Link to full publication: http://database.oxfordjournals.org/content/2016/baw125.full

Database URL: http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Data_Standard

29. September 2016 - Colciencias joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that Colciencias has joined GGBN as our 53rd member. For more information on Colciencias, please see: http://legadoweb.colciencias.gov.co/

16. August 2016 - GGBN 2016 Conference Presentations now Available

Presentations from the GGBN 2016 Conference are now available on the GGBN Document Library, https://library.ggbn.org/share. Please note that some presentations are available through login only. If you would like access to the full Document Library please send an e-mail request to library@ggbn.org.

08. August 2016 - Entomological Collections Network joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Entomological Collections Network has joined GGBN as our 50th member. Founded in 1990, the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) is now the largest organization in the world dedicated to promoting entomological science through the preservation, management, use and development of entomological collections and to disseminating information and fostering communications between collections managers and collections-based researchers around the world regarding best practices in entomological (and arthropod) natural history collections.

For more information on ECN, please visit: http://ecnweb.org/

02. August 2016 - GGBN - now on Twitter and Facebook

We are pleased to announce GGBN’s new social media tools to assist with our communication and outreach efforts:

Twitter (public posts): https://twitter.com/GGBNOutreach Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ggbnoutreach

Many thanks to Charlotte Seid at Ocean Genome Legacy for putting these together. Feedback is very much appreciated!

In order to stay updated on GGBN activities, please also remember to subscribe to the GGBN mailing list at http://lists.fu-berlin.de/listinfo/GGBN-info/.

28. July 2016 - Korea National Research Resource Center joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Korea National Research Resource Center has joined GGBN as our 49th member. For more information on the Korea National Research Resource Center please see: http://www.knrrc.or.kr/english/

20. June 2016 - GGBN - a botanical perspective paper published in Annals of Botany

Seberg, O., Droege, G., Barker, K., Coddington, J.A., Funk, A., Gostel, M., Petersen, G. & Smith, P.P. (2016): Global Genome Biodiversity Network: Saving a blueprint of the Tree of Life – A botanical perspective. Annals of Botany. DOI:10.1093/aob/mcw121

GGBN has published a paper together with colleagues from GGI Gardens and BGCI, describing a botanical perspective of GGBN and how the botanical community can benefit from this collaborative effort.

18. June 2016 - Museum für Naturkunde (MfN) makes its genomic collections available via GGBN

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The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Research has now made the first part of its DNA Bank collection available via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal. Starting with about 50% of the 20,000+ mollusk DNA samples, the bulk of the entire collection of 45,000+ samples (in addition to mollusks mostly frogs, bats, grasshoppers, but also several thousand samples each of crustaceans and brachiopods) will become available by the end of 2016. The MfN DNA Bank is mainly a research collection, holding material collected through MfN research projects over the last 20 years. Geographically the main focus is on West Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and Cuba.


16. June 2016 - Zoology Museum (QCAZ) at Catholic University of Ecuador makes its genomic collections available via GGBN

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The Zoology Museum (QCAZ) at Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador, has now made its herpetological DNA Bank collection available via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal. DNA samples of Amphibians (25.000+ tissues) and reptiles (6700+) from Ecuador constitute the majority of the collection. Despite its small size, Ecuador is among the three most diverse countries in amphibians worldwide. In reptiles Ecuador occupies eight place.

The QCAZ collection holds one of the largest animal genome banks in Latin America. Its samples are available for scientific research under the regulations imposed by Ecuadorian law, international treaties, and the Code of Conduct of GGBN

14. June 2016 - Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo (NHMO) makes its genomic collections available via GGBN

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The Natural History Museum (NHMO) at the University of Oslo, Norway, has now made its complete DNA Bank collection available via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal. Birds (including the skin collection; 100.000+) and flowering plants (92.500+) constitutes the majority of the more than 225.000 samples, but there are also several thousands of samples of fungi, lichens and arthropods, and the collections of mammals, fish and other groups are also growing.

The NHMO DNA Bank is mainly a research collection, holding material collected through NHMO research projects over the last couple of decades. Geographically the main focus is on Norway, the Nordic countries and the Arctic, but most regions of the world are represented.

06. June 2016 - GBIF & GGBN survey on DNA and biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) are seeking expert opinions on how to link morphological and molecular biodiversity data, i.e. physical specimens, derived DNA, sequences, observations and other evidence of species' presence and abundance in space and time. This survey targets data users and providers of specimen and sequence information.

We know your time is extremely valuable, this survey should take about 25 minutes. We are particularly eager to receive early responses from those who are able to complete the survey by 15 June 2016, as we plan to report on preliminary results during workshop 9 of the SPNHC/GGBN conference, Documentation of environmental samples and eDNA on 20 June 2016.

To take the survey, please follow this link, or copy the URL into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2GC2KR

We encourage you to share the survey with your contacts and networks, especially with users and holders of molecular biodiversity data. The survey will run until 15 September 2016, and the final results will be reported at TDWG 2016 Conference in Costa Rica. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dmitry Schigel, dschigel@gbif.org. Thanks in advance for your help.


06. June 2016 - Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic makes its genomic collections available via GGBN

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The Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (joined GGBN in 2015), has now made part of its genomic collection accessible via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal as well! At this moment, there are 505 vertebrate tissue samples available, from fish to mammals, but the collection includes more than 5000 samples and is rapidly growing. The biobank is focused mainly on central European vertebrate fauna and the major strengths are presently collections of bats and small mammals.

31. May 2016 - Natural History Museum of Denmark makes its genomic collections available via GGBN

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The Natural History Museum of Denmark has now made part – almost exclusively flowering plants – of its genomic collection of DNA and tissue accessible via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal! The Natural History Museum of Denmark will gradually make its entire collection available, though this is a time-consuming process. The major strength of the museum’s genomic collection is the bird collection which includes 35.000+ entries!

25. May 2016 - GGBN Conference: Full Program Now Available

The full GGBN 2016 Conference program is now available at: https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/schedConf/program. Poster abstracts will continue to be accepted until 6 June and conference registration will remain open until 15 June. Information on parallel Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections sessions can be found on the SPNHC website at: http://www.spnhc2016.berlin/page05.html. Please do not hesitate to contact the conference team if you have any questions (conference@ggbn.org).

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!


08. April 2016 - GGBN conference: Abstract submission deadline extended until 17th April 2016

The abstract submission deadline is extended until 17th April 2016 midnight Central European Time. Individual sessions might be closed earlier. In any case poster submissions will still be possible. Please don't hesitate to contact the conference team if you have any questions (conference@ggbn.org). We are looking forward to your final submissions and to see you in Berlin.

04. April 2016 - GGBN March 2016 Newsletter Released

The GGBN March 2016 Newsletter is now available for download at: https://160.45.63.11/share/s/SWcX3WbXQlyye_vOARJjWQ

29. March 2016 - Carnegie Museum of Natural History joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has joined GGBN as our 41st member. Collections represent 1223 species of amphibians and 2467 species of reptiles. For more information on the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, please see http://www.carnegiemnh.org/

15. March 2016 - GGBN 2016 conference Berlin: deadline for early bird registration extended to April 1

The deadline for the early bird registration to the 2016 GGBN Conference and the 31. Annual Meeting of SPNHC will be extended to April 1, 2016. Both conferences are hosted by the Museum für Naturkunde and the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin and will be held in parallel in the andel's Hotel. The deadline is also extended for abstract submission. So please submit your registration at https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/schedConf/registration until April 1 (midnight, Central European Time).


15. March 2016 - Call for expressions of interest to host the GGBN 2018 conference

Expressions of interest to host the next GGBN conference in 2018 are now being accepted. For those interested, please submit a 2-3 page proposal to Katie Barker (barkerk@si.edu) by Wednesday June 8th outlining your institution’s motivation, budget strategy, and conference hosting options. Please note that the online registration system used for this year’s conference will be available to the hosts of our next conference, along with technical support from GGBN’s technical office and administrative support from GGBN’s secretariat office. Selected applicants will be asked to give a short overview presentation during the business meeting at the GGBN 2016 Conference in Berlin.


09. March 2016 - Collections Associate Position Opening

Full posting and application link: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/40740

Position Title: Collections Associate Location: Northeastern University Marine Science Center at Nahant, MA

Responsibilities The Collections Associate will support the scientific, communications, and organizational functions of the Ocean Genome Legacy non-profit biorepository of marine DNA and tissue samples. The responsibilities will entail approximately 50% sample processing and laboratory procedures / 50% collections-related communications and collaborator outreach. We anticipate that this position will provide a range of experiences in the research and communication of science to advance the career of a recent science graduate with an interest in marine biology and/or genomics.

Qualifications Education: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a biological science with strong experience in molecular biology Required Experience/Skills: • Proficiency in DNA extraction, PCR, DNA quantification, data interpretation, sterile technique, and general molecular biology skills • Strong note-taking skills, focus, and attention to detail • Strong customer service and communication skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel • Comfortable using or learning to work with databases and database software • Reliable transportation to Nahant, which has only limited access to public transportation Useful Skills: • Knowledge of marine science, field collection, taxonomy, and/or systematics • Familiarity with FileMaker, Geneious, Mega 6.0, Barcode of Life Database, GenBank, and/or other online resources

08. March 2016 - GGBN 2016 Early Conference Registration closes 12am March 16th

The deadline for early registration and abstract submission is open until 15th March 2016. Please check https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/index for information on the GGBN 2016 conference program, field trips, social events, accommodation, registration and abstract submission.

Abstracts can be submitted online at https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/schedConf/cfp through March 16th.

Early Conference Registration is available at https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/schedConf/registration through March 16th.

Accommodation information is now available at https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/schedConf/accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you in June.


26. January 2016 - 'Life in Data' ESBB/GGBN paper published on Biobanking and Biopreservation

Article Source: Life in Data – Outcome of A Multi-Disciplinary, Interactive Biobanking Conference Session on Sample Data

Nussbeck, S., Rabone, M., Benson, E.E., Droege, G., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Lawlor, R.T. (2016): 'Life in Data' – Outcome of A Multi-Disciplinary, Interactive Biobanking Conference Session on Sample Data. Biopreservation and Biobanking 14 (1).

The Enviro-Bio and ESBBperanto Working Groups of the ESBB co-organized an interactive session at the 2013 conference (Verona, Italy), presenting data associated with biobanking pro-cesses, using examples from across different fields.

18. December 2015 - New GGBN Data Portal released today!

We are happy to announce that the new GGBN Platform and Data Portal, including new requirements, features, and corporate design, has been launched today at http://www.ggbn.org. The portal allows GGBN member institutions to publish information on their tissue and DNA holdings through a shared data portal. Based on the DNA Bank Network’s data portal, the new GGBN infrastructure has been extended to support DarwinCore-Archive in addition to ABCD. To do so GGBN has created the GGBN Data Standard that can now be used as extensions with DarwinCore-Archive and ABCD). This new infrastructure, and its associated testing over the past year, has resulted in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to increase its GGBN online collections from 8K samples in February 2015 to more than 27K samples. As a result of this and other tests of the DarwinCore-Archive, ABCD and GGBN Data Standard, the DNA Bank Network is now fully merged with GGBN. The virtual platform of GGBN is hosted and maintained by the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin. This work was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as well as SYNTHESYS. Further information about the GGBN infrastructure can be found here.

New features of the data portal include:

The updated website also includes information about i) current GGBN members, including contact information for each repository; ii) GGBN membership, including GGBN’s governance model and draft terms of reference, to be reviewed by the GGBN General Assembly in June 2016, during our 2nd GGBN Conference, and iii) a GGBN 2016 Conference information and registration page.

Mailing List

Finally, GGBN will share news and important information via the webpage and via its new mailing list. To post a message to all list members, e-mails can be sent to ggbn-info@lists.fu.berlin.de. To subscribe or unsubscribe to the GGBN mailing list, please go to https://lists.fu-berlin.de/listinfo/ggbn-info.

For updated contact information on GGBN, please visit our contact page.

Guidance on making tissue and DNA collections discoverable through the GGBN data portal, in addition to our online technical requirements, will follow in 2016, in addition to a prototype for the GGBN document library.

15. December 2015 - National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea has joined GGBN as our 40th member. For more information on MABIK, please see http://www.mabik.re.kr/en/main.do

14. December 2015 - GGBN 2016 Conference in Berlin-registration now open!

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The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum and the Museum für Naturkunde are honored to be hosting the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity Biobanking of the Global Genome Biodiversity Network in Berlin from June, 21 to June, 24, 2016. The conference sessions will be held at the andel’s Hotel Berlin Landsberger Allee. The meeting will take place in parallel with the 31st Annual Meeting for the Society of the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC): http://www.spnhc2016.berlin/

The registration for the GGBN conference is now open. Please check https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/index for information on the conference program, field trips, social events, accommodation, registration and abstract submission.

The conference theme is “Meeting the Challenge: How to Preserve a Cross-Section of the Tree of Life”. We are working on an exciting program and welcome your contribution to this or other topics.


Session topics will include:

  • Concerted collecting and sampling strategies to preserve the Tree of Life
  • Sampling the lost world in Natural History collections
  • Assessing ex situ conservation across time, technology, and the uncertainty of the future


Abstracts can be submitted online at https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/schedConf/registration All abstracts of accepted presentations will be published in the conference book. This conference book will be provided to all participants during check-in and will be published online after the conference.


Working sessions and interest group meetings will be held on

  • GGBN Task Force meetings
  • Best Practices for data and collections management
  • Linking GGBN with other Global Strategic Collecting Efforts
  • Knowledge exchange beyond genomic samples: biodiversity biobanks for veterinary, agriculture, culture collections and natural history collection
  • Access and Benefit Sharing after Nagoya


Finally, there will be many opportunities to network through our social events and field trips, from the Icebreaker at the Museum für Naturkunde to a Banquet and Dancing at the wonderful Botanic Garden.

Check for more on https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2016/index and stay tuned!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin for GGBN 2016!


25. November 2015 - Royal Ontario Museum joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Royal Ontario Museum has joined GGBN as our 39th member. For more information on the Royal Ontario Museum, please see http://www.rom.on.ca/en#/gallery/recent

11. November 2015 - Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden has joined GGBN as our 38th member. For more information on the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, please see http://www.jbrj.gov.br/

06. November 2015 - B-HIT paper published on PLOS ONE

Article Source: B-HIT - A Tool for Harvesting and Indexing Biodiversity Data

Kelbert P, Droege G, Barker K, Braak K, Cawsey EM, et al. (2015) B-HIT - A Tool for Harvesting and Indexing Biodiversity Data. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142240.

The Berlin Harvesting and Indexing Toolkit (B-HIT) is the new harvester for the GGBN Data Portal. More information can be found at our Portal Architecture page and in the B-HIT wiki.

29. September 2015 - Meetings: ESBB 2015

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GGBN members will be participating in the ESBB 2015 Conference, September 29 - October 2.

http://www.esbb.org/london/

28. September 2015 - Meetings: TDWG 2015

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GGBN members will be participating in the TDWG 2015 Conference, September 28 - October 1.

http://www.tdwg.org/2015-conference/

01. September 2015 - Charles University in Prague makes genomic collections discoverable

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We are pleased to announce that the Charles University in Prague has recently made 1,027 tissue samples discoverable for research through the GGBN Data Portal, making it the 12th GGBN member to make its collections information available online. For more information on these collections, please see: http://data.ggbn.org/ggbn_new/stats/details?registry=CUni%2C+Prague. For more information about the Charles University in Prague, please see: http://www.cuni.cz/UKENG-1.html

20. August 2015 - Museum of Southwestern Biology joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Museum of Southwestern Biology has joined GGBN as our 37th member. Collections represent more than 460,000 tissue samples, DNA and RNA extractions, embryos and whole organisms. More than 3,000 species are represented, including mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and endo- and ectoparasites. For more information on the Museum of Southwestern Biology, please visit https://msb.unm.edu/less

18. August 2015 - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has joined GGBN as our 36th member. Collections represent 10,000 tissue (silica gel preserved leaf material) and 5,000 DNA samples representing about 7,000 species. For more information on the RBGE, please visit http://www.rbge.org.uk/less

10. August 2015 - Institute of Vertebrate Biology, The Czech Academy of Sciences joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Vertebrate Biology, The Czech Academy of Sciences has joined GGBN as our 35th member. Collections represent hundreds of thousands of DNAs and tissues representing about 50 species. For more information see Institute of Vertebrate Biology.

28. July 2015 - Launch beta-version new GGBN Data Portal

We are happy to inform you, that the beta-version of the new GGBN Data Portal has been launched today at http://data.ggbn.org/ggbn_new. The start page will serve as the new entry point for http://www.ggbn.org. http://www.ggbn.org


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This work is part of a running DFG project at BGBM on expanding the existing DNA Bank Network infrastructure into GGBN. We have implemented the new GGBN Data Standard within Darwin Core and ABCD and use a new harvester tool. This harvester (HIT) was developed by GBIF and has been extended by several features within another project at BGBM and can now also be used for GGBN purposes. Therefore we now can handle DarwinCore-Archives in addition to ABCD. Smithsonian and BGBM did the test mappings with DwC-A .

The next release information is planned for October 2015.

15. July 2015 - Royal Museum for Central Africa joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) has joined GGBN as our 34th member. Collections include c. 6700 DNA and 56.000 tissue samples representing 3600 species. For more information about Royal Museum for Central Africa, please visit http://www.africamuseum.be/home

16. June 2015 - Meetings: 2016 GGBN Conference

Please join us for the 2016 GGBN International Conference on Biodiversity Biobanking, to be held at the andel’s Hotel from 21-24 June in Berlin, Germany. The theme for this program will be Meeting the Challenge: How to Preserve a Cross-Section of the Tree of Life. Please see our Conference Flyer attached for your reference.

For more information, please visit our new meeting webpage at: http://meetings.ggbn.org/site/ggbn2016

The Conference Committee welcomes your ideas for sessions and speakers. Suggestions for sessions and speakers can be submitted to ggbn@si.edu through July 14th 2015.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Berlin!

06. June 2015 - GGBN Access and Benefit Sharing Guidance

GGBN creates a practical guide for Access and Benefit-Sharing, the GGBN Code of Conduct, along with additional guidance on Best Practice and Material Transfer Agreement templates for GGBN member use.

Download the GGBN Code of Conduct, Best Practice and Material Transfer Agreement templates from our document library.

03. June 2015 - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM) has joined GGBN as an observer member. The BCCM collections hold together about 9.900 species (64.000 strains). DNA of these strains can be prepared on request. In addition 3.400 DNA samples representing about 760 microbial species are readily available. For more information about the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM), please visit: http://bccm.belspo.be/

15. May 2015 - Meetings: SPNHC 2015

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GGBN members will be participating in the SPNHC 2015 Conference, May 19-23.

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/spnhc2015/home/

05. May 2015 - Swedish Museum of Natural History joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM) has joined GGBN as an observer member. Collections represent several thousand species with approximately 10,000 DNA and 300,000 tissue samples. For more information about the Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), please visit: http://www.nrm.se/english.16_en.html

31. April 2015 - Meetings: ISBER 2015

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GGBN members will be participating in the ISBER 2015 Conference, May 5-9 2015.

http://www.isber.org/event/id/464123/ISBER-2015-Annual-Meeting--Exhibits---Phoenix.htm

18. April 2015 - Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz (SMNG) has joined GGBN as our 30th member. Collections include 1860 DNA and 2200 tissue samples representing 249 species. For more information about Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz, please visit http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=5257

01. April 2015 - GGBN March 2015 Newsletter

The GGBN March 2015 newsletter has been released today by the GGBN Communications & Outreach Task Force.

Task Force members and contributors to this newsletter include:

  • Enrique Arbeláez Cortes, Alexander von Humboldt Institute/Colombia
  • Katie Barker, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History/United States
  • Carol Butler, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History/United States
  • Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy/United States
  • Gabi Droege, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem/Germany
  • Chris Lyal, Natural History Museum London/United Kingdom
  • Kakha Nadiradze, Association for Farmers Rights Defense/Georgia
  • Ole Seber, Natural History Museum Copenhagen/Denmark
  • Eva-Maria Sehr, Austrian Institute of Technology/Austria
  • Charlotte Seid, Ocean Genome Legacy/United States
  • Dustin Stonecipher, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History/United States
  • Tina Tennessen, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History/United States

The newsletter is available at: http://ggbn.org/docs/GGBN_March2015_Newsletter_FINAL.pdf

15. March 2015 - Denver Museum of Nature & Science joins GGBN

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We are pleased to announce that The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has joined GGBN as an associate member. Collections represent 326 bird and mammal species with approximately 1,000 DNA and 15,000 tissue samples. For more information about The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, please visit: http://www.dmns.org/

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