Call for Participation: LSID Working Groups

Kennedy, Jessie J.Kennedy at NAPIER.AC.UK
Tue Mar 7 11:55:06 CET 2006

Hi Ricardo

I thought you weren't going to send out dates yet.......


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project [mailto:TDWG-
> GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU] On Behalf Of Ricardo Scachetti Pereira
> Sent: 07 March 2006 11:53
> Subject: Call for Participation: LSID Working Groups
> TDWG/GBIF Call for Participation:
> Life Sciences Identifiers (LSID) Working Groups
> -
> Background
> ----------
> The First Workshop on Globally Unique Identifiers for Biodiversity
> Informatics (GUID-1) was held last month at NESCent (
> Durham, North Carolina, USA. The workshop was organized by the
> Databases Working Group ( and the Global
> Biodiversity Information Facility (
> GUID-1 recommended the use of Life Sciences Identifiers (LSID) in
> biodiversity informatics and established two Working Groups to address
> outstanding questions (see Answers to
> those questions will be reported to a second GUID meeting (GUID-2) to
> hosted by e-Science Institute (eSI) in Edinburgh scheduled for June
> 2006.
> Participation
> -------------
> We have reached a significant point by establishing the infrastructure
> support widespread use of LSIDs in biodiversity informatics. We are
> seeking anyone who is interested in participating in the two Working
> Groups. Please send an expression of interest in leading or
> to any of the proposed tasks on the GUID wiki to guids at The
> tasks are listed on the following web pages:
> and
> If you can lead a task team, please edit the respective wiki page,
> adding your name as task coordinator and start to outline the task. If
> you want to be involved but not lead a task, contact the task leader
> there is one, or edit the respective wiki page by adding your name to
> the task team and adding your contribution in the appropriate space.
> GUID-2
> ------
> The second GUID meeting will be supported by the TDWG Infrastructure
> Project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Attendance at
> GUID-2 will be by invitation, based on contributions against the
> GUID-2 will focus on working sessions and attendance will be limited.
> Priority for support will be given to workgroup task leaders and
> actively participating on task developments.
> Timeline
> --------
> 17/Mar/2006: Definition of task leaders. Tasks not claimed will be
> pruned, reassigned or set aside for later consideration.
> 24/Mar/2006: Definition of task teams, task outlines, and work plan.
> 31/Mar/2006: Definition of GUID-2 participants based on task
> assignments. GBIF/TDWG will send formal invitations to participants.
> Mar/Apr/May/2006: Task development and discussion of outstanding
> following work plan.
> May/2006: Finalization of prototypes, summary of discussions, draft of
> recommendations for each task. Preparation to present summary at
> Workshop.
> June/2006 - GUID-2 Workshop.
> Contacts
> --------
> For further information, please send messages to guids at, or
> contact any of the following-
> * Lee Belbin, Australia - Project Manager (lee at
> * Donald Hobern, Denmark - Programmer Officer for Data Access and
> Database Interoperability (dhobern at
> * Ricardo Pereira, Brazil - Software Engineer (ricardo at
> * Roger Hyam, United Kingdom - Technical Architect (roger at
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