ForBio course: Taxonomic databases (DELTA) and curatorial management

ForBio is organising a three day course on: Taxonomic databases (DELTA) and curatorial management

   DELTA is an advanced computer program (Dallwitz, 2005) to handle all kinds of taxonomic data in the most optimal way. It is currently regarded as the state of the art tool in modern taxonomy and used by taxonomists to (re)describe taxa in a standardised format, which makes the information readily available for comparative (phylogenetic) studies, cataloguing of fauna lists and construction of interactive illustrated keys.

In the course you will learn DELTA step by step and how to generating formatted descriptions of taxa and interactive keys. Curation of collections, collection databases and things to consider when dealing with digital data will also be touched, including how to set your own collection.

Criteria for selection will be scientific merit, motivation and usefulness of the training course for the applicants. Students who complete this course will receive a 2 ECTS course certificate. Click here for more information about the course.

For those interested in registering for this course, please do so here before the April 1st 2016.

ForBio will cover the registration fee for all accepted ForBio members and will cover travel and accommodation only for Norwegian ForBio members. ForBio can help booking shared rooms in a hostel near the venue for all participants.

Contact Maria Capa ( for more information.

Published Mar. 10, 2016 11:49 AM - Last modified Mar. 16, 2016 1:56 PM