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

Identifiers and contextual data

Persistent identifiers, their links to other identifiers and various contextual data are essential components of the DiSSCo architectural design. Here is a brief example to demonstrate the importance of these identifiers, linking them and providing enough contextual information to perform operations on the digital specimen objects. The example here also highlights some of the challengesContinue reading “Identifiers and contextual data”

Roundup of recent news

A lot has happened since our last post here. So a roundup of recent news. Our very own Wouter Addink presented DiSSCo at the Chinese national biodiversity informatics congress. This is a great initiative to facilitate global conversations around data and infrastructures. Several members of the DiSSCo Technical Team and members of DiSSCo Prepare WP5Continue reading “Roundup of recent news”

ELViS 1.0.0 is here: An important milestone for DiSSCo

On March 18, 2021 a new deployment of ELViS (European Loans and Visits System) became available. ELViS 1.0.0 is currently being used to facilitate the 3rd Transnational Access call for SYNTHESYS+ (to fund short-term research visits to consortium institutions) and the 2nd Virtual Access call (to fund digitisation-on-demand requests). The current version of ELViS isContinue reading “ELViS 1.0.0 is here: An important milestone for DiSSCo”

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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.