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Press Release 2009

August, 2009
BotCamp, part of BOT 2.0, is an innovative program featuring a curriculum that weaves together botany, environmental conservation, the use of social technologies and metadata literacy. The program is designed to recruit, educate and retain nontraditional students in the study of botanical science. BOT 2.0 is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation and it is led by Dr. Jane Greenberg, SILS professor and director of the Metadata Research Center at SILS, and Dr. Alan Weakley, curator of the UNC Herbarium, a department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. (More information about the program can be found here.)

$2.18 million NSF grant awarded to Dryad

May, 2009

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) have been developing Dryad in coordination with a large group of journals and societies in evolutionary biology and ecology. With the new grant, the additional team members are contributing to the development of the repository. (More information about the award can be found here.)

Dryad Project Receives Funding from the NSF

September, 2008

A Digital Repository for Preservation and Sharing of Data Underlying Published Works in Evolutionary Biology. Dryad, a collaboration between the MRC and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), is awarded $650999.