Current Pilot Project Documents
Please note: The information below outlines the call procedure. The call is now closed and the review process has finished.
i4Life pilot projects
Building content for the Catalogue of Life
The i4Life project is offering funding to establish and implement i4Life Pilot Projects to enhance taxonomic content of GSDs that will check and incorporate in their databases new scientific names and taxa, harvested from Global Partners (GBIF, IUCN Red List, BOLD, EMBL ENA and Encyclopedia of Life).
The Pilot Projects objective is to place as many new scientific names from Global Partners as possible in taxonomic checklists and, then, supply them to the Catalogue of Life during routine updates. Unincorporated names will be returned to i4Life with annotations to show their status.
The i4Life budget commits approximately €200k plus overheads for this purpose and the duration of Pilot Projects will be 5 months. Eligibility criteria are governed by European Commission rules.
MNHN, Paris (i4Life participant) will coordinate the call with help from the University of Reading (i4Life project coordinator).
Contact: Bezard-Falgas at firstname.lastname@example.org
i4Life pilot projects call
The call for the pilot project was open from 23 July 2012 until 31 August 2012.
The i4Life project will establish and implement an experimental procedure for selecting taxonomic specialists to incorporate the new names and taxa, harvested from Global Partenrs, into GSDs or proto GSDs that can in turn feed new content to Catalogue of Life (CoL).
This call will select appropriated GSDs that will receive batches of name- and taxon-records to place, when possible, in their taxonomy, and to return unvetted names with comments.
Preliminary results: proposals received
20 proposals were received. List of pilot project proposals (PDF)
The total requested sum is 385 010 €
The proposals are now evaluated by the Review Panel / Jury. Announcement of evaluation results by Species 2000 – 24th September 2012
Review Panel members
FishBase Project Manager – WorldFish Center – FishBase Consortium – FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. – Species 2000 Global Team & Taxonomy Working Group – CoL Editor – FIN
He is also the Chairman in its quality of Chairman of the Species 2000 Taxonomy Working Group
Dir. of Dpt. of Botany, Curator of Phanerogam Collections & Head of the publisher’s – Vienna Natural History Museum – AT
W. Alex Gray
Head of the Knowledge and Information Systems research group – Cardiff School of Computer Science – Member of the Species 2000 Board of Directors – Species 2000 Information Systems Group UK
P.Dir. of the Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA) Brazil – Member of the Species 2000 Board of Directors – BR
Head of the Biodiversity Information and Cybertaxonomy – Royal Museum for Central Africa – BE
Lecturer in Plant Taxonomy, and Curator – i4Life project Coordinator – Reading University Herbarium (RNG) – Species 2000 Global Team – CoL Editor – UK
Research Biologist – Deputy Director ITIS/Informatics Branch Chief – Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History – Species 2000 Global Team & Taxonomy Working Group – CoL Editor – US
Jan van Tol
Research Entomologist – Science at Naturalis Biodiversity Center – NL