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=Jun 30, 2011 DNA Bank Network at the 8th biennial conference of the Systematics Association in Belfast, United Kingdom=
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=15 September 2022 Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa Joins GGBN=
A Scientist of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about the project at the [http://www.systass.org/biennial2011/ Conference of the Systematics Association] in Belfast with special focus on data mobilisation as well as voucher and sample deposition. Presentation details:
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We are happy to announce that the [https://bbsa.org.za/#:~:text=The%20BBSA%20is%20one%20of,access%20for%20research%20and%20development Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa] has joined GGBN as a consortia member. Biobanks participating in this membership include:
  
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*South African National Biodiversity Institute (Wildlife Biobank and Millennium Seedbank)
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*South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (Aquatic Biodiversity Biobank)
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*South African National Parks (Veterinary Wildlife Biobanks)
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*Agricultural Research Council (Various biobanks, including fungi and nematode biobanks)
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*University of Free State (Yeast Culture Collection)
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*University of Western Cape (Microbial Biobank)
  
Conference: 04-08 July, 2011
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The BBSA is  one of the projects under the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR) of the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI).    The main aim of the BBSA is to increase the range and quality of biodiversity samples stored, and to increase and improve access for research and development. 
  
Session Title: Museum specimens and acient DNA
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Presentation Title : DNA Bank Network - A platform for open access to voucher referenced DNA samples and data worldwide.
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=11 July 2022 GGBN-GGI 2022 Award Program Results=
  
Presenter: Gabriele Droege
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We are happy to announce the results of the GGBN-GGI 2022 Awards Program. A total of four highly competitive proposals representing institutions across four countries were received and ranked by a peer review committee representative of GGBN membership. The panel ranked the proposals on the following metrics: complementarity to existing collections on GGBN; the size, scope, and quality of the collection; the genomic novelty of the collection; adherence to GGBN best practices; the efficiency or cost-effectiveness of the proposal; contribution to the GGBN community; and the timeline for completion. Priority consideration was given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. The total funding requested was over 60,000 USD, just over 40,000 USD was awarded. Awardees will be contributing over 14,000 new genetic samples to the GGBN data portal by September 2024.
  
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GGBN-GGI 2022 Awardees include:
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[https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Global_Genome_Biodiversity_Network-Global_Genome_Initiative_Awards_Program#Institution:_Kostrzyca_Forest_Gene_Bank Kostrzyca Forest Gene Bank]
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[https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Global_Genome_Biodiversity_Network-Global_Genome_Initiative_Awards_Program#Institution:_Oswaldo_Cruz_Foundation Oswaldo Cruz Foundation]
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[https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Global_Genome_Biodiversity_Network-Global_Genome_Initiative_Awards_Program#Institution:_University_of_Wyoming_Museum_of_Vertebrates University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates]
  
=May 14, 2011 Amorphophallus titanum flowering again at the Botanic Garden in Berlin=
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Congratulations everyone!
This morning the flower of Titan arum has began to open. A plant from same origin population has flowered two years ago and has been collected for the DNA bank of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (DB 4216.
 
  
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=16 May 2022 GGBN 2023 Conference: October 17-20=
A webcam has been installed and can be found here. Find out all available Amorphophallus samples in the DNA Bank Network: Amorphophallus
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The GGBN 2023 Conference hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes/Mexico will take place from Tuesday October 17th-Friday October 20th. Please save the date. 
  
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=May 09, 2011 North Korean DNA plant samples available=
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=15 April 2022 Steinhardt Museum of Natural History makes tissues discoverable through GGBN=
As of now, the DNA Bank Network enables access to 384 DNA samples and georeferenced specimens including digital images from vascular plant specimens collected in North Korea for scientific analyses.
 
The BGBM DNA Bank owes that collection mainly to a donation by Dr. Mark B.M. Suh (Pugwash Council). It was complemented by an expedition to the Mt. Chilbo region under participation of Dr. Birgit Gemeinholzer, Dr. Regine Jahn and Dr. Jo Yong Gil.
 
Voucher specimens of these rare samples are safeguarded at the Herbarium Berolinense.
 
  
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We are happy to announce the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv has made 10,086 tissue samples discoverable through the [https://www.ggbn.org/ggbn_portal/search/result?institution=SMNH%2C+Tel+Aviv-Yafo GGBN data portal], including 669 genera, 76 of which are new to GGBN. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History houses the largest, most important collection of East Mediterranean vertebrates (marine and fresh water, desert and Mediterranean vegetation) in the world. It contains thousands of tissue samples of taxa: from geographic variants to species and higher taxa not represented anywhere else.
  
=Apr 27, 2011 DNA Bank Network at the 22nd Pacific Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia=
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A Scientist of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about the project at the Pacific Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur with special focus on the potential of this data architecture for science regarding the pacific region. Presentation details:
 
  
Conference: 14-18 June, 2011
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=12 April 2022 GGBN Newsletter=
Session Title: Biological Collections in the Pacific: Developing critical infrastructure for research and applications
 
Presentation Title : DNA Bank Network - Information infrastructure for an international DNA and Tissue Bank Network.
 
Presenter: Gabriele Droege
 
  
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The GGBN 2022 Newsletter has just been released and is available through the GGBN Document Library
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[https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Newsletters 2022 Newsletter]
  
=Apr 14, 2011 White Paper has been published=
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The DNA Bank Network has recently published a White Paper at Biopreservation and Biobanking. The authors describe the general aims of the network, the established infrastructure of the partner DNA banks and the principles of the information technology implemented. Various benefits for its users and partners are highlighted and the prerequisites for collaboration are outlined.
 
Gemeinholzer,B., Dröge, G., Zetzsche, H., Haszprunar, G., Klenk, H.-P., Güntsch, A., Berendsohn, W.G. & Wägele, J.-W. (2011): The DNA Bank Network: the start from a German initiative. Biopreservation and Biobanking. April 2011, 9 (1): 51-55. Abstract
 
  
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=07 March 2022 GGBN-GGI Awards Call=
  
=Jan 12, 2011 DNA Bank Network to present at the BioSystematics in Berlin, Germany=
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[[File:Ggbn-ggi-awards-program_600x300.jpg|300px|center]] We are happy to announce the 2022 GGBN-GGI Awards Program. The program provides funding for projects that support the discoverability of new genetic collections through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network's Data Portal. The proposal review committee will consider requests for up to 20,000 USD with clearly articulated budget justifications. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. It is mandatory that all data from funded projects are made available online on the GGBN Portal before 1 September 2024. The submission deadline for 2022 proposals is Monday May 23, 2022.
Scientists of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about the project at the BioSystematics in Berlin and furthermore organise a Software Bazar for relevant software tools (click here for synopsis). Presentation details:
 
  
Date/Time/Room: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:30 am - 10.30 am, Seminaris
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For more information, please visit our [https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Global_Genome_Biodiversity_Network-Global_Genome_Initiative_Awards_Programawards information page].  
Session Title: Inventorying and Managing Biodiversity
 
Presentation Title : DNA Bank Network - Access to voucher referenced DNA for biodiversity genomics.
 
Presenter: Holger Zetzsche
 
  
Date/Time/Room: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:30 am - 5 pm, Seminaris
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=07 February 2022 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is seeking an independent contractor=
Session Title: Software Bazar - Tools for systematists - Manage and share your data
 
Presentation Title : The DNA Bank Network - A service to facilitate open access to DNA samples and voucher data worldwide
 
Presenter: Gabriele Droege, Holger Zetzsche
 
  
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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is seeking an independent contractor to provide administrative and project management support to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network General Secretariat Office for all GGBN activities.  The contract period is for 12 months with options to extend.
  
=Nov 29, 2010 New publication outlines field techniques to preserve tissue and specimen quality=
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Qualified individuals are invited to review the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Statement of Work (SOW) for specifics. Details on what to include in the quote package and how to submit it are available in the RFQ. Interested parties should contact Katie Barker (barkerk@si.edu) for a copy of the RFQ and SOW.  
An Abc Taxa publication on preservation techniques in the field for different tissue types and organisms has been released recently. Currently used field tissue storage methods and their efficiency are evaluated. Furthermore, recommendations are given on how to set up a collection plan and sampling strategy, checklists of documentation essentials and equipment for collection trips are appended.
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Responses are due Monday, February 28th, 8am EST. Applicants should register as a federal contractor in the System for Award Management (SAM) concurrently to responding to the RFQ.
  
The publication is available here.
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Please forward this announcement to any qualified candidates who might be interested. Feel free to contact me if there are any questions.
  
Gemeinholzer,B., Rey, I., Weising, K., Grundmann, M., Muellner, A.N., Zetzsche, H., Droege, G., Seberg, O., Petersen, G., Rawson, D.M., Weigt, L.A. (2010): Organizing specimen and tissue preservation in the field for subsequent molecular analyses. IN: ABC-Taxa, Volume 8 - Manual on Field Recording Techniques and Protocols for All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories, Chapter 7, 129-157.
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=31 January 2022 United States National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Biorepository Workshop (Feb 2-4)=
  
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The upcoming virtual United States National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Biorepository Workshop (Feb 2-4) will include a variety of biologists and curators, including those from several GGBN member institutions, to discuss the development of a biorepository for Antarctic biological specimens! This 3-day workshop, led by co-chairs Dr. Elizabeth Crockett and co-chair Dr. Kristen O'Brian (Institute of Arctic Biology & Department of Biology and Wildlife University of Alaska, Fairbanks), aims to assess the current state of Antarctic collections, evaluate strategies for maximizing specimen visibility/accessibility, and address the need and scope for a biorepository of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biological specimens. The agenda & more info can be found on the [https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/antarcticbiorepository/home workshop website].
  
=Nov 08, 2010 DNA Bank Network at the International Conference for Environmental Specimen Banks=
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=19 January 2022 PNAS Special Feature on Earth Biogenome Project Published=
Scientists of the BGBM DNA Bank, member of the DNA Bank Network, are invited to join the International Conference for Environmental Specimen Banks in Berlin hosted by Federal Environment Agency Germany on November 15-16, 2010. The conference aims to bring together biobanking experts and policy makers to address critical questions of environmental and human biomonitoring, analytical chemistry and nature protection.
 
Presentation details:
 
  
Date & Time: Monday & Tuesday November 15 & 16, 2010, 10:30 - 18:00 pm, poster presentation.
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The PNAS special feature on the Earth Biogenome Project is now online, see: https://www.pnas.org/cc/the-earth-biogenome-project. GGBN is an EBP partner, co-authoring several publications as part of this special feature.
Poster Title: The DNA Bank Network - A shared portal for organismic DNA and tissue banks.
 
Presenters: Gabriele Droege & Holger Zetzsche
 
  
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=19 October 2021 Slides available for MOBILISE workshop on a data standard for loans and permits=
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100 people from more than 20 countries participated in the MOBILISE workshop on a data standard for loans and permits on 29th/30th September 2021! Attendees represented all major disciplines housed in a Natural History Museum (biology, anthropology, mineralogy, palaeontology) as well as technical infrastructures. On the first day presentations from all disciplines provided an overview about the current status of managing permits and loans. On the second day four breakout sessions worked on the topic in detail. We are confident that we made good progress in understanding and addressing the challenges of meeting legal and ethical requirements connected to our information management. Presentations have been made available through the GGBN Document Library. Links to slides have been added to the Agenda doc and can be accessed without an account: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_zpvMb8za9jeG4GbHGsrAKRSLGYqXGazWLh_oggwBOE/edit#heading=h.n8be552nw75y  A workshop report will be published in the RIO journal and will be available in early 2022. As a next step a smaller group will write a charter for a new Task Group under TDWG to develop the new data standard. More information will follow as soon as the new Task Group has been approved by TDWG.
  
=Sep 15, 2010 DNA Bank Network to attend the congress "Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems" in Paris, France=
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=05 October 2021 The Huntington Joins GGBN=
Representatives of the DNA Bank Network will present an overview of the DNA Bank Network at the congress "Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems" taking place at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris, France from September 20 - 22, 2010.
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We are happy to announce that [https://www.huntington.org/gardens The Huntington] has joined GGBN.  The biobank collection includes 1651 DNA and tissue samples represent 172 plant species. Tissue samples are stored in silica Gel at room temperature or -80 deg C and DNA is stored in TE buffer at -80 degrees C.  
Presentation details:
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Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday September 21 & 22, 2010, 13:30 - 15:00 pm, poster presentation nr. 36.
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=05 October 2021 Royal Botanic Garden Jordan Joins GGBN=
Poster Title: DNA Bank Network - connecting biological collections and sequence databases by means of long-term DNA storage with online accession.
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We are happy to announce that the [http://royalbotanicgarden.org/page/welcome-royal-botanic-garden-jordan Royal Botanic Garden Jordan] has joined GGBN. The collection includes 2500 DNA samples and 1219 seed samples representing 430 species of plants. Samples are stored in silica, and a cold room at 1-4C.
Presenters: Matthias Geiger & Nicolas Straube
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=16 August 2021 MOBILISE Workshop on a Data Standard for Loans and Permits: 29/30 September=
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We are happy to announce this year’s MOBILISE workshop on a data standard for loans and permits.
  
=May 20, 2010 DNA Bank Network to present at the SPNHC & CBA-ABC Joint Conference in Ottawa, Canada=
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It will take place virtually on 29./30. September 2021, 3-6pm UTC (5-8pm CEST) on both days.
Scientists of the DNA Bank Network will introduce their project and webportal at this years SPNHC conference “Biodiversity 2010 and Beyond – Science and Collections” taking place at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) from May 31 - June 5, 2010.
 
Presentation details:
 
  
Date/Time/Room: Thursday June 3, 2010, 9:20 – 9:40 am, Desmarais, Room 1130
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Background: Making legal information that is associated with specimens or data traceable in digital resources is an important goal of many initiatives. It facilitates the compliance with the Nagoya protocol in collections and collection infrastructures. In close collaboration with SYNTHESYS+ NA3 (work package on molecular standards and processes) we discussed that the goal is best addressed by making legal information part of the data structure and by developing a data standard for loans and permits.
Session Title: SPNHC Digitizing Initiatives
 
Presentation Title: DNA Bank Network – Referencing DNA with specimens, sequences and publications based on GBIF web services
 
Presenters: Holger Zetzsche & Gabriele Dröge
 
  
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Goals of the workshop: In the workshop we would like to find out what a data standard for loans and permits should consider. A start has been made for GGBN and the DNA and tissue collections, and the goal is to extend the standard to other types of natural science collections. We will therefore invite representatives of different disciplines and infrastructures within the natural sciences.
  
=May 20, 2010 Species inventory at the GEO Day of Biodiversity 2010=
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The workshop will be divided into a more general information session and into several parallel working sessions. More information will follow. Please contact Eva Haeffner via e.haeffner@bgbm.org until August, 31st 2021 if you or someone from your network are interested in participating.
Botanists of the Botanischer Verein von Berlin und Brandenburg, the DNA Bank Network, and the Botanic Garden and the Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem will go on a field excursion around Kerkwitz (Niederlausitz) contributing to this years GEO Day of Biodiversity (go to site). As a proposed open-pit brown coal mining region the lake-dotted landscape rich in woodland is severely endangered. Objective of the tour is the collection of witnessing voucher specimens and tissue samples for DNA extraction next to a species inventory.
 
  
At this year's GEO Day of Biodiversity 248 events in more than 8 countries will take place on June 12. In Germany, GEO Day of Biodiversity has for years been the largest field research campaign. During the GEO Day activities, species long since believed lost are frequently rediscovered. It is therefore an important contribution to efforts to document and conserve our flora and fauna. Find out more...
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=08 August 2021 GGBN-GGI Award Recipients=
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We are happy to announce the results of the GGBN-GGI 2021 Awards Program. A total of six highly competitive proposals representing institutions across five countries were received and ranked by a peer review committee representative of GGBN membership. The panel ranked the proposals on the following metrics: complementarity to existing collections on GGBN; the size, scope, and quality of the collection; the genomic novelty of the collection; adherence to GGBN best practices; the efficiency or cost-effectiveness of the proposal; contribution to the GGBN community; and the timeline for completion. Priority consideration was given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. The total funding requested was over 118,000 USD, just over 56,000 USD was awarded. Awardees will be contributing over 9,000 new genetic samples to the GGBN data portal by September 2023.
  
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GGBN-GGI 2021 Awardees include:
  
=May 18, 2010 More than 4400 publications related to DNA samples and DNA vouchers searchable=
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*Instituto de investigación de recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt/Colombia
Referencing a DNA sample to its specimen as well as to inferred DNA sequences and vice versa is one main focus of the DNA Bank Network. Publications related to DNA samples and their vouchers preserved by the partners of the DNA Bank Network are an additional valuable source. The DSMZ records each publication related to their strains centrally. This precious and very useful repository is now implemented into the Network’s web portal, together with relevant publications of the other partners. Links to online versions of abstracts are included. Further publications will be added continuously. Go to site
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*National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
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*Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, DNA Bank (ADNUAA)/Mexico
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*Universidad Nacional de Colombia/Colombia
  
  
=May 03, 2010 9000 further vertebrate DNA voucher samples: complete Bavarian ichthyofauna available now!=
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The titles and abstracts of these proposals can be found on the GGBN awards program page, along with general award program information.
In December 2003 the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology Munich (ZSM) and the Landesfischereiverband Bayern (LfB) initiated a large scale collection program, in order to cover the diversity of Bavarian freshwater fishes. The primary goal of the program was to collect, identify and deposit morphological and genetic voucher specimens of the approximately 100 naturally occurring fish species in all major and many minor drainages in Bavaria and adjacent regions.
 
Now about 9000 DNA voucher samples covering almost 100% of the Bavarian fish fauna are available on demand.
 
  
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Congratulations everyone!
  
=Apr 14, 2010 Contribution at ISBER 2010 Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands=
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=02 August 2021 GGBN Conference in China Postponed until 2025=
A scientist of the DNA Bank Network has been selected to present at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, May 11-14, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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Due to the continued disruptions to travel associated with Covid-19, GGBN will be postponing its conference in China, hosted by the China National GeneBank, until 2025. As a result, our next conference will be in Mexico, hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in 2023.
  
Date/Time/Room: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 5:10 pm-5.30 pm, Fortis Bank Zaal
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=6 July 2021 Atlanta Botanical Garden joins GGBN=
Session Title: Challenges and Solutions in Biobanking Technology and Information
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[[File:ABG_logo_600x300.png|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that [https://atlantabg.org/ Atlanta Botanical Garden] has joined GGBN from the United States. ABG's collection includes DNA and tissue samples from over 750 plant species.
Presentation Title: The DNA Bank Network - A shared portal for non-human biorepositories, providing live references to DNA and specimen data (abstract number NIN 05)
 
Presenter: Holger Zetzsche
 
  
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=4 June 2021 GGBN Governance Documents Available in Spanish=
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[[File:Spanish_language_docs_600x300.png|300px|center]] We are delighted to announce the Spanish translation of GGBN's [https://library.ggbn.org/share/s/RT6SrwtdRFGQM5G5HofETw Memorandum of Understanding] and [https://library.ggbn.org/share/s/1yb7d1_3QD6PNNgG6Ek_Eg Terms of Reference]. These translated governance documents are designed to be helpful tools for both prospective and existing Spanish-speaking GGBN Members. These resources can be found in the Membership Documents section of [https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Membership GGBN's Membership page].
  
=Mar 22, 2010 Presentation at the International Symposium for Planning the Baekdudaegan Arboretum in Seoul, Korea=
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=28 May 2021 Inala Jurassic Garden joins GGBN=
The DNA Bank Network will be represented by an invited speaker at the Planning Symposium for the Baekdudaegan Arboretum held on 29th March to1st April, 2010 at COEX in Seoulin (Seoul, South Korea)
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[[File:IJG_logo_600x300.png|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that [https://jurassicgarden.com.au/ Inala Jurassic Garden] has joined GGBN from Tasmania, Australia. IJG's collection includes DNA and tissue samples from over 100 species.
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Date: Wednesday, March 31 2010
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=28 May 2021 Core Facility Botanical Garden, University of Vienna joins GGBN=
Zetzsche, H., Droege, G., Zippel, E. & Gemeinholzer, B. - Collections management at the Botanical Museum and Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM) - the DNA Bank as a driver for data and knowledge integration.
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[[File:GGBN_logo_600x300.png|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that the [https://botanischergarten.univie.ac.at/ Core Facility Botanical Garden, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna] has joined GGBN. UNIVIE's collection represents 12,500 living plant species and 1.5 million herbarium vouchers.
  
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=26 May 2021 GGBN Virtual Symposium "Operating a Biobank During a Pandemic"=
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[[File:Coronavirus_open_access.jpg|300px|center]] The Global Genome Biodiversity Network is pleased to announce a short virtual symposium, to be held on June 9th starting at 7am US Pacific, 10am US Eastern and 4pm Central European Summer Time. The theme of the meeting is "Operating a Biobank During a Pandemic: Facing Challenges During a Period of Heightened Relevance." The meeting is intended for the GGBN community to discuss the challenges, adaptations, and opportunities related to operating a biobank during a pandemic. For the full program with abstracts please visit the [https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/GGBN_Symposium:_Operating_a_Biobank_During_a_Pandemic,_Facing_Challenges_During_a_Period_of_Heightened_Relevance symposium page].
  
=Nov 16, 2009 12000 further procaryote samples available for on-demand DNA extractions=
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'''Register in advance for this meeting:
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https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde6hqjkuEtRKVvJUVim9VU2J7Ubu8oC-'''
  
More than 12000 samples of microorganisms and cell cultures from almost 4400 species are per today additionally available for on-demand DNA extractions. Therewith the entire specimen database of the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) is now searchable via the DNA Bank Network’s webportal.
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After your registration has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to enable you to join the Zoom meeting.
  
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=4 May 2021 Tooro Botanical Gardens joins GGBN=
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[[File:TBG_logo_600x300.jpg|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that the [http://tbguganda.org/ Tooro Botanical Gardens] has joined GGBN as the first GGBN Member from Uganda. TBG's collection includes over 450 DNA, tissue, and environmental samples of plants, representing 50 species.
  
=Nov 2, 2009 DNA Bank Network to present at the 3rd International Barcode of Life Conference 2009=
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=13 April 2021 GGBN Annual Newsletter now available=
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[[File:GGBN2021Newsletter_600x300.jpg|300px|center]]GGBN's annual newsletter is now available here: https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Newsletters
  
Participants of the DNA Bank Network will be presenting at the Third International Barcode of Life Conference in Mexico City, 7-12 November 2009.
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=29 March 2021 Universidad Nacional de Colombia joins GGBN=
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[[File:UNAL_logo_600x300.png|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that the [https://unal.edu.co/ Universidad Nacional de Colombia / National University of Colombia] has joined GGBN. UNAL's collection includes over 2000 tissue and DNA samples of microorganisms and vertebrates, representing 290 species.
  
The following are specific presentation details at the conference:
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=29 March 2021 Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute joins GGBN=
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[[File:JNTBGRI_logo_600x300.png|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that the [https://jntbgri.res.in/ Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute] has joined GGBN as our first member from India. JNTBGRI plans to make discoverable 100 plant tissue samples.
  
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
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=22 March 2021 GGBN-GGI Awards Call for Proposals=
Zetzsche, H. & Gemeinholzer, B. Long-term storage of tissue and DNA for plant DNA barcoding
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[[File:Ggbn-ggi-awards-program_600x300.jpg|300px|center]] We are happy to announce the [https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Global_Genome_Biodiversity_Network-Global_Genome_Initiative_Awards_Program 2021 GGBN-GGI Awards Program]. The program provides funding for projects that support the discoverability of new genetic collections through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network's Data Portal. The proposal review committee will consider requests for up to 20,000 USD with clearly articulated budget justifications. This year priority consideration will be given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the [https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/WESP2020_FullReport.pdf latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI]), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. It is mandatory that all data from funded projects are made available online on the GGBN Portal before 1 September 2023. The submission deadline for 2021 proposals is April 30, 2021.
  
Date: Wednesday, November 11 2009
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=29 January 2021 Northwestern University Ecological Park & Botanic Gardens joins GGBN=
Knebelsberger, T. Beyond barcoding – Secure DNA storage
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[[File:NUEBG_logo_300x600.jpg‎|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that the [https://www.nwu.edu.ph/nuebg Northwestern University Ecological Park & Botanic Gardens] has joined GGBN as our first member from the Philippines. NUEBG's collection includes over 2000 tissue samples representing over 2300 plant species.
  
Date: Wednesday, November 11 2009
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=6 January 2021 Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research joins GGBN=
Raupach, M. Molecular taxonomy of ground beetles (Insecta: Carabidae) in Central Europe: a multi-marker approach
 
  
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[[File:MISR_logo_600x300.jpg|300px|center]] We are happy to announce that the [https://vast.gov.vn/web/vietnam-academy-of-science-and-technology/tin-chi-tiet/-/chi-tiet/mientrung-institute-for-scientific-research-misr--8960-875.html Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)] has joined GGBN as our latest member from Viet Nam. MISR's collections include DNA samples of plants and microorganisms.
  
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Today the significant mark of 10.000 fully documented DNA samples has been surpassed. Thereby, DNA samples of more than 6000 species from 156 different countries are available via the webportal. After launching its searchable database in April 2009 the partners of the DNA Bank Network continuously proceeded in their efforts to deposit DNA samples physically and informatically linked to their respective specimens.
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Due to the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic in China and globally, the GGBN Executive Committee has agreed with the China National GeneBank to postpone the [https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/2022/ GGBN 2020 Conference in Shenzhen, China] until March 21-25, 2022.
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In early 2021 GGBN will have a series of small focused online working group meetings with GGBN members and partners. We look forward to meeting in person in Shenzhen in March of 2022. The GGBN Conference originally planned for 2022 will now take place in early November 2023 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, hosted by [https://www.uaa.mx/portal/ Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes].
  
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A workshop about institutional and technical strategies for long-term storage of nonhuman DNA samples has been held at the Systematics 2009 conference in Leiden, Netherlands on August 12th. The organizers thank all participants for their valuable contributions and the conference board for their help.
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We are happy to announce the [http://www.nhmus.hu/en/content/introduction Hungarian Natural History Museum] has made [http://data.ggbn.org/ggbn_portal/search/result?institution=HNHM%2C+Budapest 11,400 samples discoverable to GGBN’s Data Portal]. These samples add ca. 40 new fungi, animal and plant families and 250 new genera of primarily endemic taxa from the Pannonian Biogeographical Region, as well as rare taxa collected in the Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia, South-East Asia, Africa and Central-America. Congratulations to the team at Hungarian Natural History Museum!
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We are asking for input from those that conduct non-human molecular research, to ensure that the redesign meets your needs. Please fill out and share [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J9G5ZXF this survey] by December 1.
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The second DarwinCore Hour webinar on BioCASe provider software "Using BioCASe to provide data to GBIF and GGBN - hands on" is now available, along with the first BioCASe webinar "Using BioCASe to provide data to GBIF and GGBN - overview". See [https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Training_Tools GGBN's use cases and tutorials on data management and publishing].
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Older news can be found in the GGBN [[News Archive]].

Latest revision as of 21:21, 15 September 2022

Contents

15 September 2022 Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa Joins GGBN

We are happy to announce that the Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa has joined GGBN as a consortia member. Biobanks participating in this membership include:

  • South African National Biodiversity Institute (Wildlife Biobank and Millennium Seedbank)
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (Aquatic Biodiversity Biobank)
  • South African National Parks (Veterinary Wildlife Biobanks)
  • Agricultural Research Council (Various biobanks, including fungi and nematode biobanks)
  • University of Free State (Yeast Culture Collection)
  • University of Western Cape (Microbial Biobank)

The BBSA is one of the projects under the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR) of the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI). The main aim of the BBSA is to increase the range and quality of biodiversity samples stored, and to increase and improve access for research and development.

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11 July 2022 GGBN-GGI 2022 Award Program Results

We are happy to announce the results of the GGBN-GGI 2022 Awards Program. A total of four highly competitive proposals representing institutions across four countries were received and ranked by a peer review committee representative of GGBN membership. The panel ranked the proposals on the following metrics: complementarity to existing collections on GGBN; the size, scope, and quality of the collection; the genomic novelty of the collection; adherence to GGBN best practices; the efficiency or cost-effectiveness of the proposal; contribution to the GGBN community; and the timeline for completion. Priority consideration was given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. The total funding requested was over 60,000 USD, just over 40,000 USD was awarded. Awardees will be contributing over 14,000 new genetic samples to the GGBN data portal by September 2024.

GGBN-GGI 2022 Awardees include: Kostrzyca Forest Gene Bank Oswaldo Cruz Foundation University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates

Congratulations everyone!

16 May 2022 GGBN 2023 Conference: October 17-20

The GGBN 2023 Conference hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes/Mexico will take place from Tuesday October 17th-Friday October 20th. Please save the date.

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15 April 2022 Steinhardt Museum of Natural History makes tissues discoverable through GGBN

We are happy to announce the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv has made 10,086 tissue samples discoverable through the GGBN data portal, including 669 genera, 76 of which are new to GGBN. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History houses the largest, most important collection of East Mediterranean vertebrates (marine and fresh water, desert and Mediterranean vegetation) in the world. It contains thousands of tissue samples of taxa: from geographic variants to species and higher taxa not represented anywhere else.

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12 April 2022 GGBN Newsletter

The GGBN 2022 Newsletter has just been released and is available through the GGBN Document Library 2022 Newsletter

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07 March 2022 GGBN-GGI Awards Call

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We are happy to announce the 2022 GGBN-GGI Awards Program. The program provides funding for projects that support the discoverability of new genetic collections through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network's Data Portal. The proposal review committee will consider requests for up to 20,000 USD with clearly articulated budget justifications. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. It is mandatory that all data from funded projects are made available online on the GGBN Portal before 1 September 2024. The submission deadline for 2022 proposals is Monday May 23, 2022.

For more information, please visit our information page.

07 February 2022 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is seeking an independent contractor

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is seeking an independent contractor to provide administrative and project management support to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network General Secretariat Office for all GGBN activities. The contract period is for 12 months with options to extend.

Qualified individuals are invited to review the attached Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Statement of Work (SOW) for specifics. Details on what to include in the quote package and how to submit it are available in the RFQ. Interested parties should contact Katie Barker (barkerk@si.edu) for a copy of the RFQ and SOW.

Responses are due Monday, February 28th, 8am EST. Applicants should register as a federal contractor in the System for Award Management (SAM) concurrently to responding to the RFQ.

Please forward this announcement to any qualified candidates who might be interested. Feel free to contact me if there are any questions.

31 January 2022 United States National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Biorepository Workshop (Feb 2-4)

The upcoming virtual United States National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Biorepository Workshop (Feb 2-4) will include a variety of biologists and curators, including those from several GGBN member institutions, to discuss the development of a biorepository for Antarctic biological specimens! This 3-day workshop, led by co-chairs Dr. Elizabeth Crockett and co-chair Dr. Kristen O'Brian (Institute of Arctic Biology & Department of Biology and Wildlife University of Alaska, Fairbanks), aims to assess the current state of Antarctic collections, evaluate strategies for maximizing specimen visibility/accessibility, and address the need and scope for a biorepository of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biological specimens. The agenda & more info can be found on the workshop website.

19 January 2022 PNAS Special Feature on Earth Biogenome Project Published

The PNAS special feature on the Earth Biogenome Project is now online, see: https://www.pnas.org/cc/the-earth-biogenome-project. GGBN is an EBP partner, co-authoring several publications as part of this special feature.

19 October 2021 Slides available for MOBILISE workshop on a data standard for loans and permits

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100 people from more than 20 countries participated in the MOBILISE workshop on a data standard for loans and permits on 29th/30th September 2021! Attendees represented all major disciplines housed in a Natural History Museum (biology, anthropology, mineralogy, palaeontology) as well as technical infrastructures. On the first day presentations from all disciplines provided an overview about the current status of managing permits and loans. On the second day four breakout sessions worked on the topic in detail. We are confident that we made good progress in understanding and addressing the challenges of meeting legal and ethical requirements connected to our information management. Presentations have been made available through the GGBN Document Library. Links to slides have been added to the Agenda doc and can be accessed without an account: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_zpvMb8za9jeG4GbHGsrAKRSLGYqXGazWLh_oggwBOE/edit#heading=h.n8be552nw75y A workshop report will be published in the RIO journal and will be available in early 2022. As a next step a smaller group will write a charter for a new Task Group under TDWG to develop the new data standard. More information will follow as soon as the new Task Group has been approved by TDWG.

05 October 2021 The Huntington Joins GGBN

We are happy to announce that The Huntington has joined GGBN. The biobank collection includes 1651 DNA and tissue samples represent 172 plant species. Tissue samples are stored in silica Gel at room temperature or -80 deg C and DNA is stored in TE buffer at -80 degrees C.

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05 October 2021 Royal Botanic Garden Jordan Joins GGBN

We are happy to announce that the Royal Botanic Garden Jordan has joined GGBN. The collection includes 2500 DNA samples and 1219 seed samples representing 430 species of plants. Samples are stored in silica, and a cold room at 1-4C.

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16 August 2021 MOBILISE Workshop on a Data Standard for Loans and Permits: 29/30 September

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We are happy to announce this year’s MOBILISE workshop on a data standard for loans and permits.

It will take place virtually on 29./30. September 2021, 3-6pm UTC (5-8pm CEST) on both days.

Background: Making legal information that is associated with specimens or data traceable in digital resources is an important goal of many initiatives. It facilitates the compliance with the Nagoya protocol in collections and collection infrastructures. In close collaboration with SYNTHESYS+ NA3 (work package on molecular standards and processes) we discussed that the goal is best addressed by making legal information part of the data structure and by developing a data standard for loans and permits.

Goals of the workshop: In the workshop we would like to find out what a data standard for loans and permits should consider. A start has been made for GGBN and the DNA and tissue collections, and the goal is to extend the standard to other types of natural science collections. We will therefore invite representatives of different disciplines and infrastructures within the natural sciences.

The workshop will be divided into a more general information session and into several parallel working sessions. More information will follow. Please contact Eva Haeffner via e.haeffner@bgbm.org until August, 31st 2021 if you or someone from your network are interested in participating.

08 August 2021 GGBN-GGI Award Recipients

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We are happy to announce the results of the GGBN-GGI 2021 Awards Program. A total of six highly competitive proposals representing institutions across five countries were received and ranked by a peer review committee representative of GGBN membership. The panel ranked the proposals on the following metrics: complementarity to existing collections on GGBN; the size, scope, and quality of the collection; the genomic novelty of the collection; adherence to GGBN best practices; the efficiency or cost-effectiveness of the proposal; contribution to the GGBN community; and the timeline for completion. Priority consideration was given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. The total funding requested was over 118,000 USD, just over 56,000 USD was awarded. Awardees will be contributing over 9,000 new genetic samples to the GGBN data portal by September 2023.

GGBN-GGI 2021 Awardees include:

  • Instituto de investigación de recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt/Colombia
  • National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
  • Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, DNA Bank (ADNUAA)/Mexico
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia/Colombia


The titles and abstracts of these proposals can be found on the GGBN awards program page, along with general award program information.

Congratulations everyone!

02 August 2021 GGBN Conference in China Postponed until 2025

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Due to the continued disruptions to travel associated with Covid-19, GGBN will be postponing its conference in China, hosted by the China National GeneBank, until 2025. As a result, our next conference will be in Mexico, hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in 2023.

6 July 2021 Atlanta Botanical Garden joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that Atlanta Botanical Garden has joined GGBN from the United States. ABG's collection includes DNA and tissue samples from over 750 plant species.

4 June 2021 GGBN Governance Documents Available in Spanish

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We are delighted to announce the Spanish translation of GGBN's Memorandum of Understanding and Terms of Reference. These translated governance documents are designed to be helpful tools for both prospective and existing Spanish-speaking GGBN Members. These resources can be found in the Membership Documents section of GGBN's Membership page.

28 May 2021 Inala Jurassic Garden joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that Inala Jurassic Garden has joined GGBN from Tasmania, Australia. IJG's collection includes DNA and tissue samples from over 100 species.

28 May 2021 Core Facility Botanical Garden, University of Vienna joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Core Facility Botanical Garden, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna has joined GGBN. UNIVIE's collection represents 12,500 living plant species and 1.5 million herbarium vouchers.

26 May 2021 GGBN Virtual Symposium "Operating a Biobank During a Pandemic"

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The Global Genome Biodiversity Network is pleased to announce a short virtual symposium, to be held on June 9th starting at 7am US Pacific, 10am US Eastern and 4pm Central European Summer Time. The theme of the meeting is "Operating a Biobank During a Pandemic: Facing Challenges During a Period of Heightened Relevance." The meeting is intended for the GGBN community to discuss the challenges, adaptations, and opportunities related to operating a biobank during a pandemic. For the full program with abstracts please visit the symposium page.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde6hqjkuEtRKVvJUVim9VU2J7Ubu8oC-

After your registration has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

4 May 2021 Tooro Botanical Gardens joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Tooro Botanical Gardens has joined GGBN as the first GGBN Member from Uganda. TBG's collection includes over 450 DNA, tissue, and environmental samples of plants, representing 50 species.

13 April 2021 GGBN Annual Newsletter now available

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GGBN's annual newsletter is now available here: https://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/Newsletters

29 March 2021 Universidad Nacional de Colombia joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Universidad Nacional de Colombia / National University of Colombia has joined GGBN. UNAL's collection includes over 2000 tissue and DNA samples of microorganisms and vertebrates, representing 290 species.

29 March 2021 Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute has joined GGBN as our first member from India. JNTBGRI plans to make discoverable 100 plant tissue samples.

22 March 2021 GGBN-GGI Awards Call for Proposals

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We are happy to announce the 2021 GGBN-GGI Awards Program. The program provides funding for projects that support the discoverability of new genetic collections through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network's Data Portal. The proposal review committee will consider requests for up to 20,000 USD with clearly articulated budget justifications. This year priority consideration will be given to proposals that represent institutions and collections 1) from the global south, 2) from countries with a low or middle-income (based on the latest WESP Economy by per capita GNI), and 3) that strategically address high-level taxonomic gaps in the GGBN Data Portal. It is mandatory that all data from funded projects are made available online on the GGBN Portal before 1 September 2023. The submission deadline for 2021 proposals is April 30, 2021.

29 January 2021 Northwestern University Ecological Park & Botanic Gardens joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Northwestern University Ecological Park & Botanic Gardens has joined GGBN as our first member from the Philippines. NUEBG's collection includes over 2000 tissue samples representing over 2300 plant species.

6 January 2021 Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) has joined GGBN as our latest member from Viet Nam. MISR's collections include DNA samples of plants and microorganisms.

10 December 2020 GGBN Conference postponed until March 2022

Due to the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic in China and globally, the GGBN Executive Committee has agreed with the China National GeneBank to postpone the GGBN 2020 Conference in Shenzhen, China until March 21-25, 2022.

In early 2021 GGBN will have a series of small focused online working group meetings with GGBN members and partners. We look forward to meeting in person in Shenzhen in March of 2022. The GGBN Conference originally planned for 2022 will now take place in early November 2023 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, hosted by Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes.

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3 December 2020 Hungarian Natural History Museum makes collections discoverable

We are happy to announce the Hungarian Natural History Museum has made 11,400 samples discoverable to GGBN’s Data Portal. These samples add ca. 40 new fungi, animal and plant families and 250 new genera of primarily endemic taxa from the Pannonian Biogeographical Region, as well as rare taxa collected in the Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia, South-East Asia, Africa and Central-America. Congratulations to the team at Hungarian Natural History Museum!

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20 November 2020 Fiocruz makes protozoa collections discoverable

We are happy to announce that Fiocruz has made their protozoa collection discoverable adding 12 genera and 33 species to GGBN's online collections.

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30 October 2020 GGBN Data Portal User Survey: Please participate by December 1

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GGBN is redesigning and upgrading the search functionality and display of the GGBN Data Portal, which was designed to serve as a single-stop search platform for researchers to locate genomic samples from biodiversity biobanks around the world.

We are asking for input from those that conduct non-human molecular research, to ensure that the redesign meets your needs. Please fill out and share this survey by December 1.

6 October 2020 INVEMAR joins GGBN

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We are happy to announce that the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras Jose Benito Vives de Andreis INVEMAR has joined GGBN as our latest member from Colombia. INVEMAR's collections include tissue samples of vertebrates and marine invertebrates.

6 October 2020 TDWG 2020 Genomic Biodiversity Interest Group Session now available

The TDWG 2020 session on environmental samples and associated standards is now available on YouTube. This working group session took place during the joint TDWG and Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) Biodiversity Genomics Working Group (aka GBWG). See TDWG 2020: Genomic Biodiversity Interest Group - Working Session.

21 July 2020 BioCASe Provider Software "Hands On" Webinar now available

The second DarwinCore Hour webinar on BioCASe provider software "Using BioCASe to provide data to GBIF and GGBN - hands on" is now available, along with the first BioCASe webinar "Using BioCASe to provide data to GBIF and GGBN - overview". See GGBN's use cases and tutorials on data management and publishing.

News Archive

Older news can be found in the GGBN News Archive.