[Taxacom] Global Registry of Biological Repositories is now online

Jean Michel Maes jmmaes at ibw.com.ni
Fri Oct 25 13:03:24 CDT 2013


I visit the web site and see that, for Nicaragua, the Information is like 20
years old.

For our museum, I enter in "update", take a while filling all fields and
when press "accept", a page open saying "FORBIDDEN ACCESS".
Great !

Please check the system of access. If not, the information will stay frozen
as 20 years ago.



Dr. Jean-Michel Maes
Museo Entomologico de Leon
A.P. 527

jmmaes at ibw.com.ni


-----Mensaje original-----
De: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] En nombre de Schindel, David
Enviado el: viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013 8:28
Para: taxacom taxacom
Asunto: [Taxacom] Global Registry of Biological Repositories is now online

Dear Colleagues,

The new Global Registry of Biological Repositories (GRBio) is now live and
online at www.grbio.org, offering the community a single, integrated and
comprehensive information resource on taxonomic collections. GRBio is a
merger of Index Herbariorum (IH), Biodiversity Collections Index (BCI) and
biorepositories.org and contains more than 14,000 records for biorepository
institutions, their collections, and staff members.  All the data, web
services and capabilities that were offered by these three database portals
have been incorporated into GRBio.  The Consortium for the Barcode of Life
(CBOL) has developed and will manage GRBio in collaboration with IH and BCI
and in consultation with GBIF and NCBI.

GRBio will operate as a moderated community-curated resource.  IH, BCI and
biorepositories.org invite the community to visit www.grbio.org to check and
update their records and to register institutions, collections and staff
members that have not already been registered.  GRBio offers registration of
institutional collections, 'personal' research collections that have not yet
been accessioned into an institutional repository, and privately owned
collections.  New or updated records will go into a moderator's queue for
review before being published to the public registry.  Submitters will
receive email notifications when their data are received and published after

There are more than 7,000 institutions registered in GRBio and all but 280
have a globally unique InstitutionID (a Darwin Core term).  These
institutions are using approximately 130 InstIDs that are ambiguous because
they are used by more than one institution.  These institutional records are
posted at http://goo.gl/Uanjjd, sorted by InstID and country. If you work at
one of these institutions, please update the institutional record in GRBio.
If you information about any of these institutions, please leave your
comments at this site or contact GRBio through

IH is managed by Barbara Thiers at the New York Botanical Garden and remains
online at http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/IndexHerbariorum.asp. New IH data
entered through GRBio will be transferred to IH and vice versa.  BCI was
developed by Roger Hyam and hosted by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and is
now closed.  Biorepositories.org was developed and managed by CBOL and is
also now closed.  

We welcome your participation in GRBio and your feedback on the registry.

Best regards,


Barcode of Wildlife Project now on Google+: http://goo.gl/2nKAkT

David E. Schindel, Executive Secretary
Consortium for the Barcode of Life
202/633-0812; fax 202/633-2938; portable 202/557-1149
Email: SchindelD at si.edu
CBOL website

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