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  • October 6, 2022
    DivSeek welcomes Vietnam’s Plant Resources Centre

      The Vietnamese Plant Resources Centre in Hanoi has become the newest member organization of DivSeek International Network. Positioned in the heart of Southeast Asia, Vietnam is a country with a broad range of climates and habitats – from tropical, to subtropical, to temperate, and alpine. This diversity is mirrored in its floristic composition. The […]

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  • October 3, 2022
    How much would you pay for digital sequence information that honors the rights of Indigenous Peoples?

    Researchers at the University of Waikato have created a scenario-based survey to explore researcher willingness to pay for digital sequence information, specifically in cases where it could support the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Digital sequence information (DSI) is a topical issue in the international arena. Whether it be DNA, RNA, or protein sequence data, DSI […]

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  • September 28, 2022
    DivSeek Board opens opportunity for wider network interaction with Partnership category

    The DivSeek Board have recently agreed to establish an additional category for interaction with DivSeek International Network. Presently, organisations wishing to join DivSeek can apply to become either a Member or Observer. This month, the DivSeek Board of Directors decided to create the new ‘Partnership’ category. This opportunity will be available to organizations whose vision […]

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  • September 18, 2022
    Survey: how can we make DivSeek better?

    Our partners at the University of Saskatchewan have launched a survey to help us better understand how we can serve the needs of our member organizations. We are calling on all DivSeek member organizations to weigh in, and provide their own thoughts and insights on how DivSeek is performing as a community of practice. The […]

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  • August 30, 2022
    Stephen Kresovich elected to Chair of DivSeek Board

    Plant breeding expert Professor Stephen Kresovich has been elected Chair of the DivSeek International Network Inc. Board of Directors. Expansion of the DivSeek network has catalyzed an increased awareness that harnessing plant biodiversity will be foundational to addressing global challenges including resource limitations and impact of agriculture, nutritional food security, climate adaptation, and transitioning to […]

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  • June 17, 2022
    DivSeek workshop at PAG Asia

    The DivSeek International Network: Genebank Genomics and Beyond Workshop kicks of the workshop programme for the PAG Asia 2022 online conference on Wed June 22 (9am – 10:45 CST, UTC+8). The Plant and Animal Genome Conference is a 3-day online event with plenaries, workshops and poster sessions. Within the DivSeek workshop we have the following […]

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  • June 6, 2022
    DivSeek signs MOU with International Treaty

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  • May 20, 2022
    DivSeek Commons: the matrix is born

    DivSeek is working to help ensure plant germplasm and its derived digital sequence information (DSI) is F.A.I.R – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable. A range of data repositories and tools already exist; but many are not as widely used as they could be, or unable to interact readily with others. DivSeek Commons aims to define […]

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  • May 20, 2022
    Taking stock: a nationwide survey of plant genetic resources in Australia

      Eucalyptus, Acacia, Tea tree, Macadamia. Even if you’ve never set foot in Australia, you’ve probably heard of these plant genera. That’s because these plants are not only valuable for their inherent beauty and ecosystem services, but also as natural resources that are harvested and exported at a global scale. Australasia has a wealth of […]

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  • May 19, 2022
    Introducing ‘Task Teams’

      Last year, we released the DivSeek Strategic Plan 2021-2026, which outlined our vision and strategic goals – as well as the primary means for achieving them, namely Hubs and Working Groups. Hubs are self-governing groups of members and non-members, and Working Groups are focused advisory groups that help to identify challenges, gaps and opportunities. […]

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