GGBN 2017 Regional North American Workshop

Posted January 30, 2017 - 4:58pm

The Global Genome Biodiversity Network Workshop on Linking DNA and Tissue Collections in North America
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.
April 11-13, 2017

This workshop is geared towards representatives of biodiversity biobanks within or focused on North America. The workshop will focus on building an infrastructure for biodiversity biobanks in North America with participation of and in the Global Genome Biodiversity Network. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Use cases: Why join GGBN, what are its applications as a shared resource, what are the benefits to your institution in particular and the research community in general
  • General information on GGBN membership, governance model, legal aspects of providing data and samples, restrictions, collaborations, etc.
  • General information on the GGBN Data Portal, GGBN Data Standard and how to provide data to GGBN with IPT/DwC-A
  • Streamlining the pipeline between GGBN/Specify/Arctos/iDigBio

We have slightly extended our RSVP deadline. If you are planning to attend the workshop, please send an email to Katie Barker ( no later than February 3, 2017 to confirm your attendance. There is no registration fee associated with this workshop.

For full workshop information, including information on travel support, a draft of the program, and hotel accomodations, visit