NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded around $4.2 million to fuel efforts around the country to digitize vast amounts of information on global biodiversity that currently is held in research collections. The eventual aim is to make data from all of these collections accessible online to researchers everywhere.

Funded under the National Resource for Digitization of Biological Collections program, the grants will fund efforts to digitize and integrate a range of different types of information, NSF said yesterday.

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