Friday, 19 April 2013

European culture collections

Many of the European culture collections collaborate together through a body called the Common Access to Biological Resources and Information (CABRI). Through the CABRI service, more than 110,000 biological resources from 28 collections can be searched in the same site and through a single query. Searching abilities include queries by scientific name and by strain number and free text search. Search by scientific name includes an option for adding synonyms' support. Through CABRI services, resources can also be pre-ordered on-line by using an electronic shopping cart. In this way, a tight connection between collections and scientists is achieved.

The culture collections include BCCM, CABI, CBS, CRBIP, DSMZ, ICLC, NCCB, NCIMB.

For more details, see CABRI

Posted by Tim Sandle