National workshop on data quality and management for natural history collections in Argentina.
A successful workshop supported by the SNDB (National System for Biological Data; Ministry of Science), and organized by CENPAT-CONICET gathered 37 participants -curators, assistants and bioinformaticians- from institutions all over Argentina (Buenos Aires, Chubut, Córdoba, Mendoza, San Luis, Tucumán y CABA) at Puerto Madryn from September 3 to 7.
Topics touched on ranged from data capture and labels to linking collections to molecular datasets and sematic web, as well as update the standards for providing quality to the processes of biodiversity data digitizing. This event was coordinated by Renato Mazzanti (CENPAT); Francisco Pando and Katia Cezón (GBIF Spain) were the instructors. There was a significant interaction with the highly experienced staff that will enable participating institutions to improve processes and protocols for the management of their collections.