[Taxacom] EOL announces call for 'research wishes'

Cynthia Parr parrc at si.edu
Mon Aug 20 12:53:05 CDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is pleased to announce the call for ‘research
wishes <http://eol.org/info/347>.’ Users are invited to submit
 longstanding research questions that involve a large number of taxa. EOL
will prioritize resources based on the top ten wishes as voted by the EOL

*Do you have a longstanding research question, involving a large number of
taxa? Do you suspect the sum of human knowledge contains enough information
to provide the answer ? Maybe you have never tackled it because it is just
way too much work to extract it from its myriad locations? Can EOL help?
Tell us the question you want to ask. Tell us the kinds of data you would
need. Let us help get you access to the data that will allow you to answer
the big questions.*

Please see the EOL Wishes for Research <http://eol.org/info/347> page for
more information, the online nomination form, and details on prizes.

Anyone with a strong interest in science is invited to articulate a
research question. Wishes will be accepted through September 15, 2012.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this announcement with your
contacts. Questions? Email Jen Hammock at hammockj at si.edu.

Cyndy Parr

Cynthia Sims Parr, parrc at si.edu
Director, Species Pages Group
Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org

Mailing address:
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
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