Externally funded large-scale projects
German Barcode of Life (GBOL)
The German Barcode of Life-Project aims to genetically charctersise all German species of animals, plants, and fungi using DNA barcodes. (Funding: BMBF)
All DNA barcoding projects at the ZSM are conducted in close cooperation with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph. BIO developed and maintains the international Barcode of Life Database (BOLD).
See also the published data releases.
The project, continuously funded since 2009 by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst, aims to generate DNA barcodes for all Bavarian animal species.
Indonesian Biodiversity Discovery and Information System (IndoBioSys)
Indobiosys is a German-Indonesian research project (2015-2018) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The project is conducted in close cooperation with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the Research Center for Biology – LIPI in Cibinong, Indonesia. All institutions look back to a longstanding and fruitful research cooperation for more than 15 years.
The node shares, together with other nodes of GBIF-Germany, the aim to provide free and open access to “life databases” for everybody. (Funding: BMBF)