University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden participates in the establishment of the Biodiversity Knowledge Hub

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Published 18.10.2021

University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden is a partner in the Horizon 2020 project BiCIKL. Within three years, a biodiversity data center will be developed in co-operation with other partners attending the project.

University of Tartu Natural History Museum is a partner in a recently started Horizon 2020-funded project BiCIKL (Biodiversity Community Integrated Knowledge Library). 14 European institutions from 10 countries, representing both the continent’s and global key players in biodiversity research and natural history, deploy and improve their own and partnering infrastructures to bridge gaps between each other’s biodiversity data types and classes. By linking their technologies, they are set to provide flawless access to data across all stages of the research cycle.

Three years in, BiCIKL (abbreviation for Biodiversity Community Integrated Knowledge Library) will have created the first-of-its-kind Biodiversity Knowledge Hub, where a researcher will be able to retrieve a full set of linked and open biodiversity data, thereby accessing the complete story behind an organism of interest: its name, genetics, occurrences, natural history, as well as authors and publications mentioning any of those.

Together, the project partners will redesign the way biodiversity data is found, linked, integrated and re-used across the research cycle. By the end of the project, BiCIKL will provide the community with a more transparent, trustworthy and efficient highly automated research ecosystem, allowing for scientists to access, explore and put into further use a wide range of data with only a few clicks.

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Further information:
University of Tartu Natural History Museum
phone +372 737 6076