Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has experience in EU projects including OpenUp!, Europeana, the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe (BHLe) and the Synthesis of Systematic Resources (Synthesys) projects. RBGE is also a founding member of the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF). We are currently leading the JRA in Synthesys 3 looking at the move from physical to digital collections. We are participating in global research on taxonomy, climate change, genetic speciation, distribution modelling and digitisation.

The RBGE holds extensive collections:
• Herbarium: nearly 3 million specimens (from 157 countries)
• Living Collection: over 50,000 living plants (15,500 species from 161 countries)
• Library and Archives: extensive collection of botanical literature and photographic slides
• Active projects in over 40 countries

Organisation name: 
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Country: 
United Kingdom
Contact name: 
Pete Hollingsworth (Director of Science), David Harris (Deputy Director of Science & Herbarium Curator)
Contact e-mail: 
p.hollingsworth@rbge.org.uk; d.harris@rbge.org.uk
Ecotype: 
Terrestrial/Freshwater
Natural history
Ecology
Computing: 
Software as service
Data management
Vocabularies/ontologies
LOD
Modelling
User interface: 
Citizen science
VREs
Visualisation
Training/outreach
Applied science/policy
Publication
Organisation type: 

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