BiNHum - Biodiversity Network of the Humboldt-Ring

Access and format of existing digital object data, alignment of established database systems and development of a joint data portal.

BiNHum is a joint project of five natural history museums and research collections representing the Humboldt-Ring. These are the State Museums of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK) and Stuttgart (SMNS), the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn (ZFMK), the Bavarian Natural History Collections in Munich (SNSB), and the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM).
The three-year project (2012-2015) will enforce collaboration and consolidate collection data of the Humboldt-Ring institutes and their associates by development of a joint data portal and efforts in data mining, standardisation, new data types as 3D images e.g., or data digitized by the sub-project MORPHYLL at the SMNS (DFG support code RO 3250/21, acquisition of ecophysiologically relevant morphometric data of fossil leaves), and data porting to current IT standards. Additionally, the portal will provide all accessible data to international projects as GBIF.
The implementation of these tasks needs task sharing, so BiNHum is partitioned into four work packages:
WP 1: Coordination, data mining and porting (SMNS, SMNK, University of Ulm),
WP 2: Development of a data portal (ZFMK),
WP 3: Networking and data quality (BGBM),
WP 4: Diversity Workbench as virtual environment for BiNHum (SNSB).

Find more information on the project at BiNHum-Wiki.

Selected Publications

Köhler C., Grobe P., Holstein J., Lange J., Roth-Nebelsick A.R., Traiser C., Höfer H., Raub F., Güntsch A., Dröge G., Kelbert P., Triebel D., Link A., Weiss M., Neubacher D., Weibulat T. (2014):
BiNHum: powerful access to Natural History Collections. Conference Paper TDWG 2014 Annual Conference, Jönköping, Schweden. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1824.7366: 1-35
Holstein J., Grobe P. on behalf of the Humboldt-Ring (2013):
BiNHum: Access, alignment, and dissemination of established data repositories via a joint data portal. BioSyst.EU 2013 Global systematics! Abstract-Volume.: 96
Holstein J., Lange J., Roth-Nebelsick A., Traiser C., Höfer H., Raub F., Riede, K., Grobe P., Röder M., Köhler C., Güntsch A., Dröge G., Kelbert P., Triebel D., Link A., Weiss M., Neubacher D., Weibulat T. (2013):
Biodiversity Network of the Humboldt-Ring (BiNHum): Access to high-quality object data, extension of established database systems and set-up of a joint data portal. Poster Abstract, TDWG-Meeting, Florence 2013.

Dr. Hubert Höfer, Dipl.-Biol.

Dr. Hubert Höfer, Dipl.-Biol.
Phone: +49 721 175-2826
E-Mail: hubert.hoefer@smnk.de

Dipl.-Biol. Florian Raub

Dipl.-Biol. Florian Raub
Phone: +49 721 175-2820
E-Mail: florian.raub@smnk.de