Welcome to MOBILISE

The EU COST Action CA17106 on “Mobilising Data, Experts and Policies in Scientific Collections”. MOBILISE was officially launched back in October 2018 and will last for four years. For its results however, the journey does not end there. They will be directly embedded into the Research Infrastructure DiSSCo - Distributed System of Scientific Collections - and will serve the community by ensuring their sustainable value and further development in the long term.


Natural Science Collections in Europe host ca. 1.5 billion (1.5x10^9) biological and geological collection objects, which represent about 80% of the known current and past bio- and geo-diversity on Earth. Accessing to and mobilising the data contained and the knowledge built thanks to those collections is at the core of MOBILISE Cost Action. Research data and the researchers community providing such priceless richness are pivotal to support, promote and foster scientific advances.

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Major Aims

The ultimate aim of this 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 and geodiversity informatics. MOBILISE will facilitate knowledge and technology transfer across stakeholders, bridging the gaps between biodiversity and geodiversity research and information technology best practices.

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Latest News

  • The First Training School on Digitisation and Data Management Challenges in Small Collections!
    The First Training School on Digitization and Data Management of Collections! MOBILISE COST Action: “Mobilising Data, Policies and Experts in Scientific Collections”, in cooperation with GBIF will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 14th and 15th of March 2019. […]
  • Launch of a Call for Short Term Scientific Missions
    As part of the MOBILISE Cost Action CA17106, to foster mobility of data, policies and expertise in scientific collections and under the framework of the DiSSCo research infrastructure, a first call for Short Term Scientific Missions has been launched. […]
  • MOBILISE Alignment workshop
    The first official workshop of the COST Action MOBILISE was held in Bratislava, SK, on Friday 16 November 2018. The goal of the workshop was to promote alignment of the DiSSCo-linked projects at the work level to investigate how different working teams existing can be strategically aligned and complementary to each other. […]

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