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Completed Research Projects

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The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is not only a magnet for visitors, but also conducts intensive research. The peculiarities of this house are the extensive collections and the link with society. This results in the unique opportunity to pursue interdisciplinarity in science in a place with centuries-long research history.
In the recent past, some research projects have been completed. Here you will find completed projects, in which the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin was responsible or involved.

EoS - Establishing an inventory of species-rich collections

The project "Erschließung objektreicher Spezialsammlungen" (Establishing an inventory of species-rich collections, EoS) was a major step betwenn 2012 and 2015 in making the museums collections accessible not only for scientists, but also for the public at large – ideally not just at the Museum, but from anywhere in the world.

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BHL - Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe

The Project "Biodiversity Heritage Library" (BHL) digitises literature from partner libraries in the US and UK since 2007 and makes them available online. Between May 2009 and April 2012 this project was led in Europe under overall control of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin coordinating the digitising initiatives and reuniting from many contributing natural history museums and botanical gardens.

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EDIT - European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy

EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy) was a consortium of 29 institutions funded as a "network of excellence" (NoE) for five years by the European Commission (6th frame work program, FP6).

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