The upcoming Research Data Sharing without Barriers Plenary will include a session on “Unlocking the potential of biological collections data for climate change research.” The session will highlight successful case studies on digitization and label transcription processes and will discuss the challenges regarding the mobilization of data and fit-for-use of datasets in climate and environmental research. The breakout session will be held on 23 September 2015.

Presentation titles and abstracts are due by 11 August. Materials should be submitted to d.koureas@nhm.ac.uk, n.nicolson@kew.org, vince@vsmith.info, and p.kirk@kew.org.