Welcome to DiSSCoTech
Data is most reusable where data types are simple and easy to describe, and when the community is organized and collaborative.
— Quote from “FAIR in practice”
Our Data Types
Our data types are formed around the basic concept of a Digital Specimen, being a digital representation on the Internet of a physical object in a natural science collection.
Our most recent blog posts on technical design of the DiSSCo infrastructure
Kunming – Montreal post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: What does it mean for biodiversity research infrastructures?
On Dec 19, after hours of negotiations and discussions, nations (except the U.S. and the Vatican) agreed to protect 30% of the planet for nature by 2030 (also known as the 30 x 30 agreement). The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has been proclaimed both as a historic decision and also as a missed opportunity to…
Roundup of technical updates
Dear Readers, In this post, we share some of our recent updates. We have been super busy with various technical developments. Here are a few highlights: Upcoming conference presentations 📺 We will be at The Biodiversity Information Standard (TDWG) 2022! This year the annual conference will be a hybrid meeting, hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria. After…
FAIR Digital Objects and Machine-Actionability
Why it matters more in the age of AI and Machine Learning One of the key concepts outlined in the 2016 FAIR principle paper is “machine-actionability”: ..the idea of being machine-actionable applies in two contexts—first, when referring to the contextual metadata surrounding a digital object (‘what is it?’), and second, when referring to the content…
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Our Technical Team
The members of our technical team are all different, with diverse backgrounds, skills, and expertise to bring to the design of DiSSCo.