‘Looking forward to future collaboration’
The International Barcode of Life project is now an Associate Participant of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. iBOL Executive Director Peter Freeman signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the relationship between the two organizations during a visit to the GBIF Secretariat in Copenhagen.
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In a press release, GBIF welcomed the promise of future collaboration with iBOL in line with the GBIF new Strategic Plan to enhance the capability of accessing and increasing the wealth of genomic data describing the immense richness of biodiversity still to be discovered.
iBOL brings the total number of GBIF Participants up to 103; 56 country members and 47 international organizations.