The project is going to work with and seek community input through a number of different mechanisms. One of these will be a series of Working Groups that will form to evaluate specific issues and develop recommendations for further actions.
BCoN Next Generation Research Working Group
The Next Generation Research Working Group will consider the opportunities, needs, and limitations to next generation research uses of digitized specimens and their associated data.
BCoN Collections Communications Working Group
The Collections Communications Working Group was formed to continue to develop and, as appropriate, work to implement the recommendations outlined in the report from the fall 2015 Collections Communication Workshop. Read the report.
Data Attribution and Integration
BCoN convened a two-day workshop at the University of Kansas on February 13-14, 2018, to explore the obstacles to data attribution and integration. The workshop, organized by Andrew Bentley, will publish a summary report which includes key recommendations for action arising from the meeting. Below, is a link to access the workshop agenda, list of participants, and presentations.
Addressing Legal Issues Involved in Digitized Collections: The Nagoya Protocol as a Test Case
BCoN organized a workshop held at Harvard University in March 2018 to address legal concerns associated with digitized collections and mitigating these issues using digital means. Below, is a link to access the workshop agenda, abstracts, and discussion results.