GBIF Request for Proposals

Larry Speers lspeers at GBIF.ORG
Wed Feb 19 05:34:34 CST 2003

For whose who have not seen the following request.


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was established in
2001 to take on a unique task: To make it possible for policy- and
decision-makers, research scientists and the general public--worldwide--to
electronically access the world's supply of primary scientific data on

The GBIF Work Programme includes promotion of the digitization and geo-
referencing of natural history specimen label data and observational
records, and speeding up the process of creating an electronic catalog of
the names of known organisms. More detail about GBIF’s Work Programmes and
other areas of emphasis can be found on GBIF's web site (

To further GBIF’s goals and to engage as many productive individuals and
institutions in it as possible, GBIF is issuing a request for proposals
(RFP) to provide seed money for selected projects. The RFP can be found at

Review of the proposals will be conducted in a two-step process: First,
short pre-proposals will be evaluated, and based on that evaluation, full
proposals will be specifically requested by the GBIF Secretariat.

We encourage your interest in GBIF, and look forward to receiving your pre-
proposals (3-5 page submissions see the RPF for details) by 28 February

Sincerely yours,

Larry Speers

Senior Program Officer
Digitization of Natural History Collections
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Phone: +45 3532 1475
Fax: +45 3532 1480
E-mail: lspeers at

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