• 19 February 2018

    ICEDIG “Innovation and Consolidation for large scale Digitisation of natural heritage” is a project directly contributing to the preparation of DiSSCo. Funded by the H2020 Infrastructures Programme, ICEDIG is addressing the technical, financial, policy, and governance aspects in developing DiSSCo. Specifically, it focuses on the the challenges linked to mass scale digitisation of European collections.

  • 22 November 2017

    The Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo) welcomes and fully endorses the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Declaration[1], recognising the mission-critical role of EOSC towards an open science and open innovation research landscape. DiSSCo acknowledges the operation of EOSC as foundational for the successful delivery and provision of the DiSSCo Research Infrastructure (RI) services.

  • 26 October 2017

    DiSSCo premise and technical architecture was presented at the annual Norwegian Museums' IT (MUSIT) seminar. Norway participates in DiSSCo through a national DiSSCo consortium formed by four natural science Museums.

  • 16 October 2017

    DiSSCo technical architecture was presented at the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference in Ottawa, Canada [1-6 October 2017]. The presentation aimed at exposing key technical elements of the data model and service development of the new Research Infrastructure.

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    1 September 2017

    The ICEDIG proposal, which envisions the ‘Innovation and Consolidation for large-scale Digitisation of natural heritage’ in support of the further design of DiSSCo, has been positively evaluated under the Horizon 2020 framework.