2005 - 2006 Request for proposals for GBIF seed money

Meredith Lane mlane at GBIF.ORG
Tue Jun 28 17:34:12 CDT 2005

Apologies for cross-postings

The requests for proposals to the GBIF programmes DIGIT and ECAT have
been released.

These Requests for Proposals (RFP) differ from those of previous years.
Following the direction of the Governing Board and the advice received
during electronic conferences, it has been decided to call for proposals
that are focused on data needed by international initiatives such as The
International Pollinators Initiative (IPI), The Global Strategy for
Plant Conservation (GSPC),  The Convention on Biological Diversity's
(CBD) 2010 Biodiversity Target or a particular Global Species Groups
Conservation Assessment.

The rationale for this decision is that by targeting a specific
taxonomic group it should be possible to develop a series of distributed
data sets that when combined will contain a richness of information that
will permit new in-depth innovative scientific analyses that would not
be possible without access to these combined resources. We believe that
this approach will demonstrate the value of the global digitisation
effort and in the longer term will justify increased funding for
digitisation. In addition, by engaging particular user groups for the
digitised data in the digitisation process we will demonstrate to a
broader community the value of this activity.

The DIGIT RFP can be found at
and calls for full proposals due by 15 November 2005

and calls for preproposals due by 15 September 2005

-- /Meredith A. Lane, PhD  *mlane at gbif.org <mailto:mlane at gbif.org>*
Public & Scientific Liaison
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GBIF Secretariat   / tel +45 3532 1470
dl: +45 3532 1484
mob: +45 2875 1484
fax: +45 3532 1480

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