Mission Statement

The Specify Collections Consortium staff cordially invite our members to the Consortium’s 1st annual member meeting, “Speciforum 2020”.  The meeting 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 will do 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 will advance the mobilization and engagement of collections data in broader research and computing initiatives for the benefit of its members, science, and society.