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1 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT Scripting Life: ViBRANTs kick-off meeting Vince Smith Natural History Museum, London ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity

2 ViBRANT 2 of Hosted websites for taxonomists Research & publication platform Modular (Drupal) & flexible Supports the taxonomic workflow 2,500 users (unpaid) from 2007 Ecosystem of communities (~200) ViBRANTs foundation 10

3 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 3 of What is ViBRANT? A Virtual Research Environment (Scratchpads) where users can safely store, share and manage data.Scratchpads Analytical services for users to build identification keys and phylogenetic trees.Analytical services A publication platform for users to automatically compile manuscripts from their research database.publication platform A portal for users to centrally access publicly accessible biodiversity research information and literature.portal Training, support & sociological study, helping research communities to use these tools and services.Training, support & sociological study A standards compliant technical architecture that can be sustained by biodiversity research community.technical architecture 10 ViBRANT is about creating the best Virtual Research Environment for the taxonomic & systematic research community In sum…

4 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 4 of ViBRANT logistics Started December 2010 (36 months) Project website (http://vbrant.eu)http://vbrant.eu Virtual Research Communities, CP-CSA, EU FP7 6.2M Euros (EU Contribution 4.75M) 17 Partners in 9 countries, 603 person months Collaboration (not just EU)… ESFRI Projects: LifeWatch, ELIXIR & EMBRC GBIF - controlled vocabularies, nodes & observational data recording PESI, 4D4Life & related EU projects Encyclopedia of Life, Barcode of Life & Biodiversity Heritage Library South African National Biodiversity Institute & Atlas of living Australia 10

5 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 5 of Scripting Life January, 2011 Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, Paris, France 10

6 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 6 of Scripting Life goals Primary Introductions Contributions & roles (ViBRANT is complex) Highlight admin. & legal obligations Medium term-planning ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity Background considerations Our audiences (old & new) - VIBRANT is about engagement Functional overlaps (internally & externally) Scheduling, dependencies, status reporting, risks Processes & standards of delivery External engagement & opportunities Most of ViBRANT is NOT research 10

7 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 7 of 59 Presentations 48 on day-two! 10

8 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 8 of 140 characters or less Tweet what you are doing #scriptlife meeting hashtag in your tweet Include #wp[1-8] for your workpkg. Download an app. 10

9 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 9 of Memorable Moments 10

10 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT 10 of 10


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