CABIN 2011 Call
Digitization of (meta)data on the Biodiversity and Ecology of Central Africa
Until February 15th, 2011 you can submit your candidature for the new CABIN2011 call on “the digitization of (meta-)data on the biodiversity and the ecology of Central Africa”.
CABIN is the acronym for Central-African Biodiversity Information Facility.
The condition for participation is that you already have collected data and you are located in Central Africa.
The main objective of this call is to exchange and publish fundamental biology and taxonomy data in relation to biodiversity and ecology on the internet.
This call is based on e-distance Learning through E-mail shared documents, Skype dito, MSN Messenger dito etc.
The surplus values of participation are, among other
- the enhancement of your technical skills for e-distance Learning
- creating a technical platform for regional transmission with the know-how of the technical staff and of the senior and junior researchers who are working on biological collections.
Scientific standardized protocols and techniques will be used for the formatting of the databases. These standards are internationally recognized and accepted for by research projects information such as GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) and TDWG (Taxonomic Database Working Group). Metadata will be used for the exchange of these scientific data and made available on the internet.
For detailed information, see
1. the announcement of the call (word doc. - French version);
2. the design and historical overview of the call (word doc. - French version);
3. the application form, details of the candidate (word doc. - French version)
How to participate
The deadline for application is February 15, 2011.
Please e-mail your fully completed application (in triplicate) to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday March 18th, 2011, we will notify you if you are selected for participation.
Franck Theeten, Database Manager Departement of African Zoology
Cell Cybertaxonomy and Biodiversity Information (RMCA / Zoology – Vertebrates)
Tel : 00.32.2.769.5.624