The SYNTHESYS+ project is the final iteration of the SYNTHESYS programme, which aims to increase the access to physical and digital specimens in European natural history collections.
SYNTHESYS+ is a pan-European project that aims to create a shared, high quality approach to the management, preservation, and access to European natural history collections. Similarly to ICEDIG, SYNTHESYS+'s main goal is to lay the foundations -more specifically, the technical foundations- of the DiSSCo research infrastructure.
A core element in SYNTHESYS is to provide funded researcher access to the specimens housed by SYNTHESYS institutions. Alongside the (physical) access, a Joint Research Activity (JRA) aims to improve the quality of and increase access to digital collections and data within natural history institutions by developing virtual collections.
SYNTHESYS+ will run until the beginning of 2023. Naturalis is a key partner within this project.
Who workson this project?
People from Naturalis involved in SYNTHESYS+: Wouter Addink, Tina Loo, Steven van der Mije, Sharif Islam, Olaf Banki, Niels Raes, Martin Rucklin, Jeremy Miller, Hannco Bakker, Eva Alonso, Dimitris Koureas, Christel Schollaardt, Arjen Speksnijder, Jose Alonso.