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Increasing access for european researchers to systematics resources and analytical facilities

Objective

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is one of the world's leading centres for taxonomic research. SYS-RESOURCE Project NHM offers access to: · A collection of over 70 million natural history specimens, including 800,000 types and a world class natural history library of over 1 million volumes· Internationally-renowned taxonomic and systematic skill base of more than 320 researchers, curators and technicians· The opportunity to utilize rare collection material for molecular, chemical and image analysis. User will have access to the top class laboratory facilities on- site · Complementary collections and facilities at the Linnean Society, London and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

SYS-RESOURCE offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the applied use of the collections and taxonomic knowledge. Users who are allocated access awards will be mentored by NHM's permanent staff and will work alongside other visiting scientists and be given an opportunity to present their work at NHM. There will be two calls for proposals per year. Candidates may apply using the on-line application form available on the web site: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/science/rco/sysresource/index.html or by requesting a Word version or hard copy format from the Project Manager (Vanessa Pike, email v.pike@nhm.ac.uk).

Funding Scheme

LFC - Access to Research Infrastructures

Coordinator

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
United Kingdom