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E-conference on demands for Taxonomic Clearing System

Event Type: E-conference
Event Date: 2004-05-03    
End Date: 2004-05-10

Event Description:
The Primary Objectives of the Taxonomy Clearing System are:
  1. To facilitate integration between taxonomic and ecological communities within MARBEF.
  2. To provide an effective interface - helping to match supply and demand for taxonomy within MARBEF.
We need to discuss the criteria that will be used for prioritising requests for taxonomic support from within MARBEF. The purpose of this e-conference is to discuss the possible criteria – we want the process to be as transparent as possible.

Contact email:

Event programme:
Tentative programme:

1. Monday 3rd May - Open debate by circulating a document containing:

  • A brief description of TCS and how we envisage that it will operate
  • A list of the kinds of tasks that we might support via TCS
  • A list of possible criteria by which applications to the TCS should be prioritised

We will then ask for feedback from MARBEF members - the potential users of the system regarding:

  • additional suggestions of tasks for TCS
  • ranking the prioritisation criteria
  • additional criteria.

2. Wednesday - We will provisionally summarise the responses received and request additional comments or suggestions.

3. Friday 7th midnight - closing deadline.

4. Week beginning Monday 10th May - We will summarise the responses and circulate Members with the final set of agreed criteria and tasks.

Collaborators and organisers:
Geoff Boxshall

Website url:

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP2 - Taxonomic Clearing System

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by Ward on 2004-04-21 and approved by Webmaster