Note: The GUID-1 Workshop has already happened.
The e-Science Institute http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/
is going to host the Second International Workshop on Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) for Biodiversity Infromatics (GUID-2)
, June 10-12, 2006 in Edinburgh Scotland.
GUID-2 is being organised by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group's (TDWG - http://www.tdwg.org
) Infrastructure Project. This workshop will review the activity of the Working Groups
established at the First GUID Workshop
hosted by NESCent in Durham, North Carolina (February 1-3, 2006) and generate final recommendations for establishing an effective infrastructure to support the use of LSIDs
in biological informatics.
Five working groups were formed to address significant issues:
Logistics for GUID-2
- General instructions to invitees to GUID-2
15 South College Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AA
- Review the activities of the Working Groups formed at GUID-1
- Final recommendations for establishing an effective infrastructure to support widespread use of LSIDs in biodiversity informatics
''*Invitations to GUID-2 are now closed.*''
We still encourage anyone
who is interested in helping to establish a global infrastructure to support the widespread use of LSIDs
to get involved (quickly!) with either of the two Working Groups
There are very limited places for GUID-2. Invitations to attend the workshop were based on contributions within the two working groups and representate client agencies. Airfares and expenses will be paid to attend GUID-2 from funding supplied by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (http://www.moore.org/
For all information about the GUID project, please contact Lee Belbin?
(TDWG Infrastructure Project Manager).