DiSSCo is intended to create a European research infrastructure for collection-based data under the umbrella of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).
DiSSCo aims to create a so far unaccomplished opening, connection, use and application of natural science collections in the European area and to fundamentally improve the possibilities of making natural science collections available for day-to-day research. Currently, the project is in the preparatory phase with DiSSCo Prepare, which is funded by the European Commission, and will move into the construction phase in 2022.
- OSCA – Open Scientific Collections Austria
- SYNTHESYS +
It consists of the subdivisions Network, Virtual Access, Research und Transnational Access. The latter provides international scientists (with a focus on the EU) with access to the scientific collections of the participating museums.
- COST MOBILISE - Mobilising Data, Policies and Experts in Scientific Collections
- ABOL – The Austrian Barcode of Life
In the long term, ABOL aims at generating DNA barcodes of all Austrian animal, plant, and fungi species. The DNA barcodes will be available in a public online database. Project management and coordination of ABOL are located at the NHM.