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GBIF welcomes iBOL as Participant

Strategic plan to access genomic data The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to become an Associate Participant of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The MOU was signed by iBOL Executive Director, Peter Freeman, at the GBIF Secretariat in Copenhagen on April 12. The photo shows Dr. […]

iBOL Scientific Steering Committee

  SECOND MEETING Guelph, Ontario, Canada September 23-25, 2010   The second SSC meeting, following on from the 2009 assembly in Mexico City, was designed as a two-way consultation between iBOL governance and management, representatives from the project’s Central, Regional and National Nodes, leaders of its 20 Working Groups, and members of the GE3LS research […]


The Ministry of Research and Innovation was created to focus on the government’s commitment to innovation as the driver of growth across all sectors of the economy. The Ministry’s mandate is to develop an integrated innovation strategy and guide its delivery; invest in both policies and programs to deliver on the innovation strategy; and foster […]


The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO) was created in order to answer questions of species identity, genetic variation, ecological roles and ecosystem processes which require a novel, multi-disciplinary approach. The diverse elements of such an approach are now fostered at BIO, which includes four major research divisions: Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB), Experimental Ecosystems, […]


The Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB) is dedicated to the use of DNA barcoding for both the identification and discovery of species. Based at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph, the CCDB plays a special role in leading Canadian contributions to the international barcoding effort, with an emphasis on the […]

Genome Canada

Genome Canada is the primary funding and information resource relating to genomics and proteomics in Canada. Dedicated to developing and implementing a national strategy in genomics and proteomics research for the benefit of all Canadians, it has so far received $700 million from the Government of Canada. Genome Canada has as a main objective to […]


The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) is an international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding as a global standard for the identification of biological species. CBOL has more than 130 Member Organizations from more than 40 countries.


The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) is an online workbench that aids collection, management, analysis, and use of DNA barcodes. It consists of 3 components (MAS, IDS, and ECS) that each address the needs of various groups in the barcoding community.


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