MOBILISE Action of the COST program announcement

Call for short scientific/technical visits on Digital Collections

The scope of the COST Action MOBILISE is to build up a cooperative, inclusive, bottom-up and responsive network with active involvement of European stakeholders to support research for biodiversity informatics. MOBILISE will facilitate knowledge and technology transfer across stakeholders, bridging the gap between biodiversity and geoscience research and information technology best practices.

MOBILISE is a crucial networking and capacity building tool that supports the overarching DiSSCo development Programme and ensures equal spread of the benefits across the European continent.  

Focus on the current call, which is rather generic, is on early carrer scientists, collection and data managers, collection curators and stewards from smaller institutions and institutions in countries that do not have extensive facilities and well-developed policies for data mobilisation, digitisation of biodiversity collections, data practices and curation.

The aim of the call is to allow grant recipients to visit institutions from where they can draw such experience and bring it back to their institutions and their collections.

We invite you to benefit from this open call and put your applications in for visiting facilities across Europe to enhance scientific and technical capacity around Digital Collectiosn of natural history.

The full call can be downloaded here

Details on the submission process through e-cost can be found here 

Practical Information 

Submission requirements

- CV

- Letter of motivation and plan of work

- Agreed arrangement with hosting organisation

Deadline for submission
15 December 2018

Period in which the visit must take place
1 Feb 2019 to 15 April 2019

Notification of application outcomes
7 January 2019