The Information Technologies Institute (former Informatics and Telematics Institute) (CERTH-ITI) was founded in Thessaloniki, in 1998, as a non-profit organization. Since 2000 it has been a founding member of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and has participated in more than 50 EC IST/ICT and in more than 85 national projects. In the last 10 years, the researchers of ITI have produced more than 200 journal papers, more than 500 conference publications and more than 65 book chapters.
A legal person has a legal personality, can act on its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations. For a "legal person" to exist, an act of incorporation and usually also a registration is required. A legal person exercises rights and is subject to obligations with regard to the national law of its place of establishment, community law or international law. A legal person can group other legal entities (natural or legal), or contain only possessions (e.g. foundation).
The School of Computer Science has a world-wide reputation in e-Science. Carole Goble’s group applies knowledge and data management, and distributed and social computing to the Life Sciences and has produced a range of popular production-quality resources including: The Taverna Workflows Tool Suite which powers the BioVeL project (FP7 Grant no. 283359), RightField for data curation, www.biodiversitycatalogue.org and the SEEK platform for Systems Biology asset management (BB/I004637/1 SysMO-DB2, BBG0102181 SysMO-DB).
The Open University is a world leader in distance education. Currently, it has around 150,000
undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. It has educated more than 2 million people since its launch in 1969. It enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its research in many fields. In the OU's institution-wide Research School there is very considerable academic, managerial and administrative experience and expertise in leading significant projects on a national and international scale.
The Museum is among the largest of its kind in Europe. In 39 exhibition halls thousands of objects representing the earth and life sciences convey an impression of the breathtaking diversity of nature.
Collections comprising some 30 million specimens and artefacts are the essential basis for the work of 60 + staff scientists. Their main fields of research cover a wide range of topics from the origins of our solar system and the evolution of animals and plants to human evolution, as well as prehistoric traditions and customs.
The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre is a national source of information on biodiversity. The organizations main function is to supply the public with updated and accessible information on Norwegian species and ecosystems.
Knowledge products such as the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and Protected Areas
Plazi is an association supporting and promoting the development of persistent and openly accessible digital taxonomic literature. To this end Plazi will:
* Maintain a digital taxonomic literature repository to enable archiving of taxonomic treatments.
* Enhance submitted taxonomic treatments by creating TaxonX and Taxpub XML versions.
* Participate in the development of new models for publishing taxonomic treatments in order to maximize interoperability with other relevant cyberinfrastructure components (e.g., name servers, biodiversity resources, etc...)
The National Botanic Garden of Belgium is a large botanical garden situated at the centre of Belgium. Its mission is scientific and educative. It is also responsible for a valuable legacy of scientific reference material and historic buildings. It promotes conservation of plants through many channels including seed-banking, research, monitoring and extensive living collections. One of its research strengths are in its connections with, and collections from tropical Africa.
See also: http://science.naturalis.nl/
At Naturalis Biodiversity Center we want to describe, understand and explore biodiversity for human wellbeing and the future of our planet.
We have already been doing this day in, day out for hundreds of years. We collect, conserve and study animals, plants and rocks. Our collection now contains 37 million objects and that makes it one of the largest in the world. And it is still growing each day thanks to the worldwide fieldwork of our researchers and many amateur scientists.
The vision of the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research) on the field of Biodiversity Informatics is to develop an exemplar Research Infrastructure and to establish it as the biodiversity Centre of Excellence for South-eastern Europe.
The main objectives to achieve this vision are: