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Archive for February, 2019

27 Feb 2019

NSC Alliance Announces New Partnership

The NSC Alliance has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Florida (iDigBio) to “promote the sustainable implementation of a national digital data meeting.”

In response to a request from iDigBio in 2018, the NSC Alliance Board of Directors has entered into an agreement that will result in the NSC Alliance becoming a cosponsor of the annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference beginning this year. Additionally, NSC Alliance and iDigBio will work to secure funds over the next three years to ensure the conference continues after the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections and iDigBio sunset in their current form.

The NSC Alliance looks forward to working with iDigBio, future conference hosts, the scientific community, and our member institutions to sustain this important scientific program. We hope that you will plan to participate in the 2019 conference this June. The 2019 conference is being held at Yale University from June 10-12. To learn more and register, please visit https://www.idigbio.org/content/save-date-methods-protocols-and-analytical-tools-specimen-based-research-biological-sciences.

12 Feb 2019

Training Course for Biological Infrastructure Project Leaders

Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Sustaining Biological Infrastructure (SBI) training initiative is offering a short course, “Strategies for Success: Training for Project Directors”, on June 12-14, 2019 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. The course is co-located with the 3rd Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference to be held on June 10-12, 2019 at Yale University.

During the 3-day course, participants will:

- Create a plan to make their project more financially sustainable and successful;
- Learn how to secure funding from private foundations;
- Hone their skills in strategic planning, finances, and communication; and
- Network with colleagues who face similar challenges.

View the course outline.

Registration deadline is May 17, 2019. Learn more and register at https://esa.org/sbi/for-participants/june-2019-course/