Thursday, September 26, 2013

NESCent-EOL-BHL Research Sprint

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Call for proposals for NESCent-EOL-BHL Research Sprint

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), and Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) announce a call for proposals for a research sprint event to take place at NESCent in February 2014.

EOL currently has text and/or multimedia information on more than 1.3 million taxa from more than 250 content providers.  Structured data (species interactions, numeric data, and controlled vocabulary data) are coming soon. BHL has digitized more than 41 million pages of legacy biodiversity literature.  During the research sprint, biologists will use EOL and BHL to address outstanding and novel questions about the ecology and evolution of biodiversity. Successful applicants will be matched with an informatician, in two-person teams, and receive support to travel to and work on-site at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center for four days.

For more information on the event and to get proposal instructions, please visit

Applications must be submitted no later than 15 November 2013.

Questions regarding the NESCent-EOL-BHL Research Sprint should be directed to Craig McClain ( or Cynthia Parr (

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