Mission Statement

The mission of the Specify Collections Consortium is to advance research and applied uses of the information associated with specimens and samples held in biological and earth science collections. With engagement and collaboration from its member institutions, the Consortium does this by engineering innovative, open-source software, and by offering training and services to members for the digitization, integration, and curation of collections data. By collaboratively creating and supporting robust platforms and tools, the Consortium advances the mobilization and engagement of collections data in broader research and computing initiatives for the benefit of its members, science, and society.