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News about DNA barcoding databases developed at MobiLab

In the framework of LifeWatch Italy activties, the Bio-Molecular Laboratory (MobiLab) is in charge to build curated collections suitable to conduct molecular biodiversity studies of a wide range of organisms along the tree of life. Considering the state of the art, the taxonomic composition of complex biological and ecological matrices can be optim...

Report of 1st Working meeting on "Metadata, Controlled vocabularies and Ontologies" now available online

The report of the 1st Working meeting on "Metadata, Controlled vocabularies and Ontologies" is now available on line at this link, after the approval of the executive board of LifeWatch ERIC. The main aim of the meeting, organised the last November in Lecce by the LifeWatch ERIC Service Centre, was to set a roadmap for a common strategy to be adop...

LW-ITA and EVER-EST sign letter of intent

LifeWatch Italy and EVER-EST, the H2020 project European Virtual Research Environement for Research (Earth Science Themes), have thus signed a joint letter of intent. This cooperation is possible thanks to key role played by the Italian National Research Council in both initiatives and will allow LifeWacth Italy to benefit from and ...

New monograph "Cammini LTER"

"LifeWatch Italy: the e-science infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research supporting "Cammini LTER" is the title of the contribution authored by Alberto Basset (LifeWatch Italy JRU Manager and Interim Director of LifeWatch-ERIC Service Centre) and Sara Montinaro (LifeWatch ERIC Interim Chief Communication Officer), featured in the mono...

First Working meeting Metadata, Controlled vocabularies and Ontologies

On November 12th & 13th, the LifeWatch-ERIC Service Centre organised the first working meeting on "Metadata, Controlled Vocabularies and Ontologies" in Lecce, Italy. The aim of the meeting was to set a roadmap for a common strategy to be adopted on metadata, controlled vocabularies and ontologies within the LW-ERIC community and in accordance ...