The Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance Research Coordination Network has changed its name. The initiative, which NSC Alliance is a founding member of, has renamed itself the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCON). The name change came as a result of discussions with the biocollections community during which it became clear that the NIBA RCN name did not adequately reflect the goals and objectives of the initiative.

Despite the name change, the goals and objectives of the project remain the same – to foster the development of a sustainable community able to advance the long-term goals articulated in the Strategic and Implementation Plans for the Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance.

The Biodiversity Collections Network has established a fresh web presence at bcon.aibs.org. The initiative may also be engaged via Twitter @BioCollNetwork or on LinkedIn via the Biodiversity Collections Network group.