The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences has launched a Wiki to facilitate collaboration on proposals for the Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections solicitation. The website is a social network that will enable researchers to communicate about collaborative proposals.  According to NSF, researchers, collection managers and others will be able to briefly describe their expertise and interest in developing collaborative proposals on the Wiki.

A large number of proposals to NSF and active participation on the Wiki will help to demonstrate to NSF the broad community interest and support for this new initiative.  Join the discussion online at https://extwiki.nsf.gov/x/FQB1. First-time users must register for an account.

A “Dear Colleague Letter” from Joann Roskoski, Acting Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, about the new Wiki is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11007/nsf11007.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.  Questions regarding the ADBC solicitation, FAQs or Wiki should be sent by e-mail to biodigit@nsf.gov.