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Data and Information Resources

This section includes a wide variety of tools and references to facilitate creation of and access to biological information on the Web.

  • Conferences: Visit this area to locate upcoming biological conferences of interest to the NBII community, and find out which conferences will have NBII exhibits.
  • Expertise Databases: Find potential experts on biological, ecological, and natural resources management issues from a variety of reputable sources.
  • Metadata: This section provides fact sheets about and access to the NBII Metadata Clearinghouse, and also includes information about training courses in metadata creation provided by the NBII Program.
  • Museums & Collections: An index of links to national and international specimen collections and museums of interest to the biological community.
  • Online References & Journals links users to science magazines, academic and research journals, dictionaries, vocabularies, hypertexts, and other aids to biological research. 
  • Organizations & Associations: A comprehensive index of links to various biological, scientific, and environmental organizations and associations.
  • Tools: Discover aids for collecting, managing, documenting, analyzing, and applying biological data in this section.
  • Towards Best Practices: Fosters dissemination and discussion of sound best practices for the conservation community.


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Conferences | Biocomplexity Thesaurus | Expertise Databases
Metadata | Museums & Collections | Online References & Journals
Organizations & Associations | Tools | Towards Best Practices

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