Access to Biological Collections Data - ABCD


Walter G. Berendsohn
Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8,
D-14191 Berlin, Germany.
Phone: (+4930) 838-50143
Fax (+4930) 841729-43
Email: w.berendsohn(at)


The purpose of the ABCD Task Group is to foster accessibility of existing and emerging biological collection data banks at the international level by developing and maintaining a comprehensive and commented schema for biological collection records (ABCD Schema). In the process, it promotes standardization of the terminology used to model biological collection information and provides a general format for data exchange and retrieval for biological collections.

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  Last Modified: 27 January 2015