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Resource Identification for a 
Biological Collection Information Service in Europe

BioCISE was a Concerted Action project funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General XIIBiotechnology Programme. The site is currently maintained by the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

BioCISE is followed up by a new project called BioCASE (

Results of the project  
The survey (
questionnaire: English Deutsch Franšaise)
Collection catalogue

Software for biological collections 
The BioCISE information model for biological collections
Reference list of standards and models
Project members and staff

BioCISE results on-line

BioCISE address information on more than 2500 European biological collections available in the Collection Catalogue.
Collaboration: BioCISE initiated the Portuguese Biological Collection Data Resource. Collection information held by the Belgian BIODIV programme, the Index Herbariorum for the herbaria of the World, the Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow for Polish herbaria, the CABRI Project for biotechnological resources and information, NatureWeb for Austrian collections and the IPGRI Directory of Germplasm Collections is directly accessible through the BioCISE collection catalogue; this serves as an example for the kind of cooperation agreement  we envision for the next phase of BioCISE.

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This page last updated 23.05.02