• 24 October 2018

    Back to school is the motto for a certain group of people linked to DiSSCo. Because the DiSSCo coordination office is very keen to invest in the natural scientific collections community and further develop skills surrounding the management and leadership of RIs, it reserved three places in the Executive Masters class "Management of Research Infrastructures" at the University of Milano.

  • 23 October 2018

    As part of the ICEDIG.eu project (a design refinement project of DiSSCo) a roundtable is organised on Tuesday, 4 December to discuss the challenges and specificities around developing robust and effective partnerships frameworks for RIs, during their preparatory, implementation or operational phase.

  • 27 September 2018

    Building leadership capacity across the DiSSCo consortium is essential for the successful development of DiSSCo. The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures (EMMRI) at the University of Milano-Bicocca is an opportunity to start building this capacity. Thanks to funding received by NLBIF, DiSSCo is able to participate as a Team to the 12 modules included in the Executive Masters programme for 2018-2020.

  • 18 September 2018

    On Tuesday 11 September the new 2018 ESFRI roadmap was formally presented in Vienna, Austria.

    DiSSCo has formally entered the European roadmap. European natural science collections are now, for the first time at European level, recognised as a priority Research Infrastructure for the European Research Area. This constitutes a step-change in the way natural science collections will continue develop and operate.

    21 August 2018

    The DiSSCo team is very happy to announce that two further projects that will underpin the work of DiSSCo have been approved for funding by the European Commission: SYNTHEYS+ and ENVRI-FAIR.