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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How to participate

MOBILISE, as an EU COST Action, is a bottom-up network of scientists across Europe that intends to strengthen networking, knowledge exchange and capacity building by bringing together experts and researchers. If you feel eager to actively participate in any of the six working groups (WGs) of MOBILISE, please make sure that the country of your home institution is a COST Country (or Cooperating State). If the answer to that is ‘yes’, please verify if the country (not the institution!) is already participating in MOBILISE.

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Latest News

  • 3rd Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
    Deadlines for applications to be submitted: 31 August 2020, 15 December 2020Notification of application outcome: 30 September 2020, 15 January 2021Period of STSM: between 30 September 2020 and 15 April 2021 read more… […]
    From Monday 10 to Friday 14 February 2020 the MOBILISE COST Action will come together in Warsaw (Poland) for a large event focusing on challenges around data mobilisation, publication and re-use derived from natural science collections. The meeting […]
  • The Second Training School on Digitization and Data Management of Collections!
    MOBILISE COST Action: “Mobilising Data, Policies and Experts in Scientific Collections”, in cooperation with GBIF https://www.gbif.org, CETAF-DEST http://taxonomytraining.eu/ and DISSCo https://dissco.eu/, organises its second Training School (TS) […]
  • Call for STSM applications extended! New deadline: 15 November 2019
    2nd Call for Applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)Deadlines for applications to be submitted: 15 August 2019, 15 November 2019Notification of applications outcomes: 5 September 2019, 15 December 2019Period of STSM: between 15 […]

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