The Digital Botanical Gardens Initiative


The Digital Botanical Gardens Initiative (DBGI) ambitions to explore innovative solutions for the collection, management and sharing of digital information acquired on living botanical collections. A particular focus will be placed on the large scale characterization of the chemodiversity of living plants collections through mass spectrometric approaches. The acquired data will be structured, organized and connected with relevant metadata through semantic web technology. The gathered knowledge will then inform ecosystem functioning research and orient biodiversity conservation projects. The DBGI initially aims to take advantage of the readily available living collections of Swiss botanical gardens to establish robust and scalable biodiversity digitisation workflows. The ultimate goal is to apply these approaches in the field and at the global scale in wildlife ecosystems.

Main goals

The DBGI main goals are briefly summarized below :

An Open Science project

Working with the garage door up

A way of working briefly described by Andy Matuschak here

Open Notebook Science

If we apply this "working with the garage door up" idea to a scientific research endeavor we understand it as respecting the core concepts of open-science. These are in fact the principles of Open Notebook Science

For the projects of the DBGI we will follow such approach in order to share early ideas and results but also the less shiny parts of the research projects. Expect to find strange ideas, badly formulated text and poorly written code. However if you have time and interest you should be able to participate at each step of the process. Hopefully this will lead to enhanced collaboration and participation. Maybe yes, maybe not. Let's make it a methodological experiment !

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  1. Bachelor Work 2022
  2. Bib
  3. Bib Gaudry 2021
  4. Bib Rutz 2022
  5. Bib Walker 2022
  6. Biblio
  7. Buffer Dbgi
  8. Daily
  9. Data
  10. Database
  11. Hello
  12. Inaturalist
  13. Labnote Template
  14. Methodology
  15. Open Notebook
  16. Research Proposal
  17. Ressources
  18. Species Selection
  19. Taxonomy Import
  20. Templates
  21. Workflow