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Name: African Centre for DNA Barcoding, University of Johannesburg
City: Johannesburg
CITES code: ZA 035
Member since: 2017-07-11
Member status: Core
Online since: 2018-07-06
No. Records @ GGBN: 13169
Contact(s):
  • Michelle van der Bank, email

DNA & Tissue Collection:

Title: DNA Bank and Tissue

AlternativeTitle: ACDB DNA Bank

Description: As the first African partner making its collection available The African Center for DNA Barcoding (ACDB) at the University of Johannesburg's collection is primarily comprises of African species. The collection is 13,169 botanical DNA samples of flowering plants and ferns, representing 42 new families and 20 new genera to GGBN. .

Cite as: African Centre for DNA Barcoding DNA and Tissue Bank

Rights: The African Centre for DNA Barcoding and the University of Johannesburg reserves all intellectual and property rights of accessioned objects

Usage restrictions: Policies have been developed in line with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Samples will not be made available for bio-prospecting endeavours or any other commercial application.

Conservation status: Identified and integrated material which is inadequately curated.

Conservation status date: 2018-08-23

Institution metadata:

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Bioresources
Street: Donau-City-Strasse 1
Postal code: 1220
Locality: Vienna
Country code: AUT
Phone: +43 (0) 50 550 0
Fax: +43 (0) 50 550 3677
EMail: office@ait.ac.at
Website: http://www.ait.ac.at

Access rights: Access rights are granted under the regulation of the Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

Rights: The collection is under the regulation of a Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

Usage restrictions: Usage restrictions are regulated within the Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

Description: The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria's largest non-university research institute, is among the European research institutes a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. In Austria, there are over 1.100 employees - largely based at the main facilities Vienna Tech Gate, Vienna TECHbase, Seibersdorf, Wr. Neustadt, Tulln, Ranshofen and Leoben


  
Name: AGIR (Integrated Resource Management Association)
City: Cotonou
CITES code: not registered
Member since: 2023-01-18
Member status: Associate
Contact(s):

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    Name: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    City: Tulln
    CITES code: not registered
    Member since: 2011-08-29
    Member status: Associate
    Contact(s):

    DNA & Tissue Collection:

    Title: The DNA & Sample Repository @ AIT

    Description: The Repository Centre is providing access to biological material ranging from whole organisms (bacteria, fungi, plant material) to DNA samples of whole genomes (gDNA), organellar and sub-genomic clones and BACs or genes (ESTs). The core of our facility is a large automated sample storage and retrieval system. We integrate material and data from various sources all over Europe, being part of the EVOLTREE and Trees4Future networks.

    Access points: http://picme.ait.ac.at/pywrapper.cgi?dsa=AIT_Rep_Centre_DNA

    Rights: The collection is under the regulation of a Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

    Usage restrictions: Usage restrictions are regulated within the Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

    Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

    Conservation status date: 2012-09-27

    Institution metadata:

    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Bioresources
    Street: Donau-City-Strasse 1
    Postal code: 1220
    Locality: Vienna
    Country code: AUT
    Phone: +43 (0) 50 550 0
    Fax: +43 (0) 50 550 3677
    EMail: office@ait.ac.at
    Website: http://www.ait.ac.at

    Access rights: Access rights are granted under the regulation of the Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

    Rights: The collection is under the regulation of a Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

    Usage restrictions: Usage restrictions are regulated within the Material Usage Agreement (MUA). It can be downloaded from http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/documents/doc_download/474-material-usage-agreement.

    Description: The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria's largest non-university research institute, is among the European research institutes a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. In Austria, there are over 1.100 employees - largely based at the main facilities Vienna Tech Gate, Vienna TECHbase, Seibersdorf, Wr. Neustadt, Tulln, Ranshofen and Leoben


      
    Name: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources
    City: Bogota
    CITES code: CO 001
    Member since: 2011-10-11
    Member status: Core
    Online since: 2022-03-16
    No. Records @ GGBN: 9724
    Contact(s):
    • Gustavo Adolfo Bravo Mora, email

    Institution metadata:

    Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources
    Street: Calle 28A # 15-0
    Postal code: 111311
    Locality: Bogota
    Country code: COL
    Phone: +57 1 3202767
    Website: http://www.humboldt.org.co

    Access rights: _)_

    Rights: _)_

    Usage restrictions: _)_

    Description: The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources is the biodiversity research branch of the National Environmental System (Sina). The institute is a civil nonprofit corporation linked to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The Institute is responsible for carrying out scientific research on biodiversity in Colombia. This includes research on hydrobiological and genetic resources. In addition, the Institute coordinates the National System of Information on Biodiversity and the formation of the national biodiversity inventory.


      
    Name: American Museum of Natural History
    City: New York
    CITES code: US 055 (A)
    Member since: 2011-10-11
    Member status: Associate
    Contact(s):

    DNA & Tissue Collection:

    Title: Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research

    Description: Frozen tissue collection.

    Known to contain types

    Rights: _)_

    Usage restrictions: _)_

    Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

    Conservation status date: 2013-08-16

    Institution metadata:

    American Museum of Natural History
    Street: 79th Street at Central Park West
    Postal code: 10024
    Locality: New York
    Country code: USA
    Phone: 212-769-5663
    Fax: 212-496-3380
    EMail: jfstein@amnh.org
    Website: http://research.amnh.org/genomics/Facilities/AMCC

    Access rights: _)_

    Rights: _)_

    Usage restrictions: _)_

    Description: Collection of frozen animal tissues.


      
    Name: Arctos
    City: Denver
    CITES code: not registered
    Member since: 2018-11-21
    Member status: Consortium
    Contact(s):

    Institution metadata:


      
    Name: Arctos/Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    City: Denver
    CITES code: US 074 (A)
    Member since: 2015-03-15
    Member status: Core
    Online since: 2019-10-28
    No. Records @ GGBN: 38774
    Contact(s):

    Institution metadata:

    Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Zoology
    Street: 2001 Colorado Blvd.
    Postal code: 80205
    Locality: Denver
    Country code: USA
    EMail: john.demboski@dmns.org
    Website: http://www.dmns.org

    Access rights: All records are the property of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, but may be used as per creative commons (CC BY-NC).

    Rights: All records are the property of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, but may be used as per creative commons (CC BY-NC).

    Usage restrictions: All records are the property of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, but may be used as per creative commons (CC BY-NC).

    Description: The zoology collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science house approximately 77,000 specimens or lots (Mammals ~21,000, Birds ~55,000, Parasites ~7500 lots, and Herps ~1,000). Tissues are available from these collections representing over 31,100 individual samples. Specimens records are published from Arctos to data portals such as iDigBio, SCAN, ORNIS, MANiS, VertNet, GBIF, GenBank, and BISON, among others. Founded in 1900, the Museum continues to evolve, expanding in both size and breadth of activities, as exhibits, programs, research, and collections continue to offer opportunities for discovery.


      
    Name: Arctos/Museum of Southwestern Biology
    City: Albuquerque
    CITES code: US 119 (A/P)
    Member since: 2015-09-21
    Member status: Core
    Online since: 2019-10-02
    No. Records @ GGBN: 611134
    Contact(s):

    DNA & Tissue Collection:

    Title: MSB Division of Genomic Resources

    AlternativeTitle: MSB DGR

    Description: The Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), Division of Genomic Resources (DGR) is a centralized repository at the University of New Mexico (UNM) for cryogenic biological materials submitted from MSB divisions at the University of New Mexico and from other individuals and institutions worldwide. The MSB DGR collection archives cryogenically preserved samples of animal tissues, whole organisms such as embryos and parasites, and purified DNA and RNA for the MSB divisions of Mammals, Birds, Fishes, Herpetology, and Parasitology. The MSB DGR collection contains over 500,000 cryogenic samples of more than 250,000 specimens and 3,000 species, representing Mammals (92%), Birds (4%), Reptiles (1%), Fishes (1%), and a growing collection of associated endo- and ectoparasites (2%). The collection spans more than 30 countries, with particularly strong holdings from the Southwestern United States, Beringia, and Latin America. Tissues and museum specimens can be located online bysearching the Arctos collections database at https://arctosdb.org for each of the MSB divisions.

    Cite as: MSB Division of Genomic Resources

    Known to contain types

    Related collections: MSB Division of Mammals, MSB Division of Birds, MSB Division of Fishes, MSB Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, MSB Division of Arthropods, MSB Division of Parasites

    Rights: All records are the property of Museum of Southwestern Biology, but may be used as per creative commons (CC BY-NC). See https://msb.unm.edu/divisions/genomics/the-collection/tissue-loan-policy.html

    Usage restrictions: All records are the property of Museum of Southwestern Biology, but may be used as per creative commons (CC BY-NC). See https://msb.unm.edu/divisions/genomics/the-collection/tissue-loan-policy.html

    Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

    Conservation status date: 2017-04-07

    Institution metadata:

    Museum of Southwestern Biology
    Street: Ceria 83 Room 204, MSC03 2020
    Pobox: 87131
    Extadd: MSC03 2020
    Postal code: 87131
    Locality: Albuquerque
    Country code: USA
    Phone: 505-277-1360
    EMail: msbdgr@unm.edu
    Website: https://msb.unm.edu/

    Access rights: see https://msb.unm.edu/about-us/museum-policies/collections-care-and-use/index.html

    Rights: see https://msb.unm.edu/about-us/museum-policies/collections-care-and-use/index.html

    Usage restrictions: see https://msb.unm.edu/about-us/museum-policies/collections-care-and-use/index.html

    Description: The Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) is a research natural history collection at the University of New Mexico. The museum consists of seven divisions (Amphibians and Reptiles, Arthropods, Birds, Fishes, Genomic Resources, Herbarium, Mammals, and Parasites) and the Natural Heritage New Mexico program. Specimens span the last 120 years and represent biodiversity change across the globe (primarily western North America, Central and South America, but with significant holdings from Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe). Web-accessible archives and databases contribute to applied efforts in conservation as well as theoretical advances related to unraveling the complexity of planetary life and related ecosystem function on local, regional, and global scales. Active research and graduate programs build comprehensive and integrated collections and then explore the breadth and depth of these samples and data. MSB Curators, Collection Managers, and an army of students strive to make these valuable collections accessible to UNM, to the broader scientific community, and to the general public. The MSB is heavily involved with municipal, state and federal agencies. MSB has built a strong tradition in the public health arena in efforts related to identifying zoonotic pathogens and understanding the ecology of zoonotic diseases and wildlife diseases in the western US. International organizations also rely on MSB collection data and expertise to help them design and implement public health initiatives.


      
    Name: Arctos/University of Alaska Museum of the North
    City: Fairbanks
    CITES code: US 130 (A/P)
    Member since: 2017-07-31
    Member status: Core
    Online since: 2019-10-08
    No. Records @ GGBN: 297752
    Contact(s):
    • Mallory Gulbranson, email

    Institution metadata:

    University of Alaska Museum of the North
    Street: 1962 Yukon Drive
    Postal code: 99775
    Locality: Fairbanks
    Country code: USA
    Phone: 907-474-6914
    Website: https://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/genomics/

    Access rights: All tissue grants are approved by individual collections. Please see the appropriate collection’s webpage for information on requesting specimen loans and tissue grants. Qualified researchers may request limited grants of tissue from UAM. Use of these samples depletes them. Guidelines for requesting tissue grants have been developed to ensure both short- and long-term availability and integrity of these irreplaceable resources. Tissue grants are intended to supplement material previously obtained through collecting and/or loans from other museums, not to provide all the samples necessary for any project.

    Rights: Please see the appropriate collection’s webpage for information on collection rights.

    Description: The University of Alaska Museum of the North\'s Genomic Resources facility contains over 200,000 tissue samples from voucher specimens archived in the Mammalogy, Ornithology, Ichthyology and Entomology collections. Collection holdings can be searched on Arctos, a Collaborative Collection Management Solution. The geographic and taxonomic composition of the tissue collection is largely determined by the research interests of the museum curators and other local and regional biologists conducting research that involves specimen collection. It is the largest collection of such material from Alaskan species, with tissue samples dating back to 1936, though preserving fresh tissue did not become standard practice until the early 1990s. The storage facility consists of eight liquid nitrogen-cooled cryovats that maintain vapor-phase nitrogen at -170C (-274F).


      
    Name: Arctos/University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    City: Berkeley
    CITES code: US 052
    Member since: 2017-07-11
    Member status: Core
    Online since: 2019-10-14
    No. Records @ GGBN: 176762
    Contact(s):

    Institution metadata:


      
    Name: Arctos/University of Wyoming
    City: Laramie
    CITES code: not registered
    Member since: 2022-09-16
    Member status: Associate
    Contact(s):

      Institution metadata:

      University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates
      Street: Berry Center, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave.
      Postal code: 82070
      Locality: Laramie
      Country code: USA
      Phone: 307-766-6227
      Website: http://www.uwymv.org/

      Access rights: see https://uwymv.wyomingbiodiversity.org/index.php/collections/loan-policies

      Rights: see https://uwymv.wyomingbiodiversity.org/index.php/collections/loan-policies

      Usage restrictions: see https://uwymv.wyomingbiodiversity.org/index.php/collections/loan-policies

      Description: The University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates (UWYMV) is a rapidly expanding repository of historic and modern bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, and fish specimens. The mission of the UWYMV is to document and understand regional and global biodiversity through acquisition and investigation of collections to advance academic knowledge and public appreciation of the natural world.


        
      Name: Arizona State University-National Ecological Observatory Network
      City: Tempe
      CITES code: US 225 (A)
      Member since: 2023-08-10
      Member status: Observer
      Contact(s):

        Institution metadata:


          
        Name: Association for Farmers Rights Defense
        City: Tbilisi
        CITES code: not registered
        Member since: 2014-04-24
        Member status: Associate
        Contact(s):

        Institution metadata:

        Association for Farmers Rights Defense
        Street: 30 App 5 B 1 MD Vazisubani
        Postal code: 0190
        Locality: Tbilisi
        Country code: GEO
        Phone: +995322777757
        Fax: +995322001531
        EMail: nadiradzekakha@gmail.com
        Website: http://media.tibco.com/video/tibco_061914/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRolvarBZKXonjHpfsX57OktXqag38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YAJS8J0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEMQ7XYV6R4t6cNUg%3D%3D

        Access rights: We are collecting Agro Biodiversity in vitro, in vivo, in - situ, ex-situ, in-Farm and on - Farm BioBanks.

        Rights: AFRD

        Usage restrictions: No

        Description: Association for Farmers Rights Defence, AFRD established in 1999, is a non-profit, democratic organization dedicated to stimulating agricultural economic growth and policy reform in the Georgia


          
        Name: Atlanta Botanical Garden
        City: Atlanta
        CITES code: not registered
        Member since: 2021-06-08
        Member status: Associate
        Contact(s):

          Institution metadata:

          Atlanta Botanical Garden
          Street: 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
          Postal code: 30309
          Locality: Atlanta
          Country code: USA
          Website: www.atlantabg.org

          Description: Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden. The Gainesville location, opened in 2015, celebrates years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural world and cultural amenities. It is home to the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast. The Garden's mission is to "To develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment."


            
          Name: Australian Museum
          City: Sydney
          CITES code: AU 010
          Member since: 2011-10-11
          Member status: Associate
          Contact(s):

          DNA & Tissue Collection:

          Title: Wildlife Tissue and DNA Collection

          Description: The collection of all AM tissues and DNA for all of the AM's faunal collections

          DescriptionForSpecialists: stuff about genetic things in animals

          Cite as: Australian Museum Wildlife Tissue and DNA Collection

          Provenance: Australian Museum

          Related collections: Entomology, Mammals, Herpetology, Molluscs, Marine Invertebrates, Arachnology, Ornithology,

          Rights: We own them

          Usage restrictions: All records are the property of Australian Museum but may be used as per creative commons

          Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

          Conservation status date: 2012-07-08

          Institution metadata:

          Australian Museum
          Street: 6 College St
          Postal code: 2010
          Locality: Sydney
          Country code: AUS
          Phone: 02 93206343
          Website: http://www.australianmuseum.net.au

          Access rights: Copyright Australian Museum

          Rights: We own them

          Usage restrictions: All records are the property of Australian Museum but may be used as per creative commons

          Description: The Australian Museum is the Natural History Museum for NSW, Australia


            
          Name: BBSA Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa
          City: Pretoria
          CITES code: not registered
          Member since: 2022-09-15
          Member status: Consortium
          Contact(s):

            Institution metadata:


              
            Name: BBSA/Agricultural Research Council / Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) collection
            City: Pretoria
            CITES code: not registered
            Member since: 2022-09-15
            Member status: Associate
            Contact(s):

              Institution metadata:


                
              Name: BBSA/Agricultural Research Council-National Collection of Fungi
              City: Pretoria
              CITES code: not registered
              Member since: 2022-09-15
              Member status: Associate
              Contact(s):

                Institution metadata:


                  
                Name: BBSA/South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity
                City: Makhanda
                CITES code: ZA029
                Member since: 2022-09-15
                Member status: Associate
                Contact(s):

                  Institution metadata:


                    
                  Name: BBSA/South African National Biodiversity Institute Biobank Wildlife and Terrestrial Species
                  City: Pretoria
                  CITES code: ZA 034
                  Member since: 2011-10-11
                  Member status: Associate
                  Contact(s):

                  Institution metadata:


                    
                  Name: BBSA/South African National Biodiversity Institute Millennium Seedbank Programme
                  City: Pretoria
                  CITES code: ZA031
                  Member since: 2022-09-15
                  Member status: Associate
                  Contact(s):

                    Institution metadata:


                      
                    Name: BBSA/University of the Free State/Yeast Culture Collection
                    City: Bloemfontein
                    CITES code: ZA002
                    Member since: 2022-09-15
                    Member status: Associate
                    Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:


                        
                      Name: BCCM Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms
                      City: Brussels
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Consortium
                      Contact(s):
                      • Marleen Bosschaerts, email

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/DCG Diatoms Collection
                      City: Ghent
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Culture Collection:

                      Title: BCCM/DCG

                      AlternativeTitle: BCCM/DCG Diatom Collection

                      Description: The BCCM/DCG culture collection is part of the BCCM consortium (Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms) and is hosted at Ghent University. Our collection is specialized in freshwater and marine diatoms but also hosts dedicated collections of commercially interesting other microalgae. Whereas public deposit is free of charge, we also offer safe deposits. The BCCM/DCG culture collection currently holds over 500 cryopreserved and well-documented diatom strains.

                      Related collections: BCCM/IHEM: Biomedical fungi and yeast collection BCCM/ITM: Mycobacteria collection BCCM/LMG: Bacteria collection BCCM/GeneCorner: Plasmid collection BCCM/MUCL: Environmental and applied Mycology BCCM/ULC: Cyanobacteria collection BCCM Coordination Cell

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Conservation status: Physical curation complete, species level inventory complete.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-03-24

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/GeneCorner Plasmid Collection
                      City: Zwijnaarde
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Culture Collection:

                      Title: BCCM/GeneCorner Plasmid Collection

                      AlternativeTitle: BCCM Plasmid Collection

                      Description: BCCM/GeneCorner is a partner of the Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM). Funded by the Belgian Science Policy (Belspo), BCCM/GeneCorner, previously known as BCCM/LMBP, is a unique plasmid repository in Europe. BCCM/GeneCorner warrants the long-term storage and distribution of plasmids, microbial host strains and DNA libraries of fundamental, biotechnological, educational or general scientific importance. BCCM/GeneCorner also accepts natural and genetically modified animal or human cell lines, including hybridomas, as well as other genetic material, in the safe deposit and patent deposit collections. BCCM/GeneCorner provides a number of scientific services, such as characterisation tests (plasmid profile analysis, sequence analysis of non-characterised plasmids,...). BCCM/GeneCorner is ISO 9001:2008 certified for accession, control, preservation, storage and supply of biological material and related information in the frame of public deposits, safe deposits and patent deposits.

                      DescriptionForSpecialists: The focus is on the collection of recombinant plasmids that can replicate in a microbial host strain, with main interest for: - empty cloning plasmids useful for recombinant (over)expression of proteins of interest in bacteria, yeast, fungi, insect cells, plant and animal cells; - (expression) plasmids carrying specific protein-coding genes and derivatives from a wide range of organisms (human, mouse, various bacterial species, ...); - expression plasmids with specific non-coding genes such as shRNA and miRNA; - plasmids for mouse genetic engineering, allowing the generation of transgenic mice. By default, BCCM/GeneCorner plasmids are distributed as 1 ml plasmid-carrying cultures, grown to saturation in selective, liquid medium. Plasmid DNA (2,5 µg, 25 µg or a custom amount) is available on specific request.

                      Related collections: BCCM Co-ordination Cell BCCM/DCG Diatom Collection BCCM/IHEM Biomedical Fungi and Yeast Collection BCCM/ITM Mycobacteria Collection BCCM/LMG Bacteria Collection BCCM/MUCL Agro-industrial Fungi and Yeast Collection BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection

                      Usage restrictions: See catalogue record of each resource.

                      Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-06-20

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/IHEM Biomedical Fungi and Yeasts Collection
                      City: Brussels
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Culture Collection:

                      Title: BCCM/IHEM

                      AlternativeTitle: BCCM Biomedical fungi and yeast collection

                      Description: The BCCM/IHEM collection is part of the BCCM consortium (Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms) and is hosted at the Scientific Institute of Public Health in Brussels. Our collection is specialized in biomedical fungi, i.e. infectious agents, allergy causing species and mycotoxin producers. The collection holds over 16000 isolates and accepts public, patent and safe deposits.

                      Known to contain types

                      Related collections: BCCM/DCG: Diatom collection BCCM/ITM: Mycobacteria collection BCCM/LMG: Bacteria collection BCCM/GeneCorner: Plasmid collection BCCM/MUCL: Environmental and applied Mycology BCCM/ULC: Cyanobacteria collection BCCM Coordination Cell

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Conservation status: Physical curation complete, species level inventory complete.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-03-07

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/ITM Mycobacteria Collection
                      City: Antwerpen
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Culture Collection:

                      Title: BCCM/ITM

                      AlternativeTitle: BCCM Mycobacteria collection

                      Description: The BCCM/ITM collection is part of the ISO 9001-certifified BCCM consortium (Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms) and is hosted at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. Our collection is specialized in mycbobacteria from human, animal and environmental origin. The collection holds over 700 freeze-dried strains and DNA extracts for a selection of them. We accept public and safe deposits, and distribute viable bacilli as well as DNA extracts.

                      DescriptionForSpecialists: BCCM/ITM focuses on Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains representing different drug-resistance profiles and genotypes. It also houses the former TDR-TB Strain bank (Vincent et al., 2012), with documented minimal inhibitory concentrations to first and/or second line anti-TB drugs and whole genome sequence data. In addition, we offer a broad variety of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, with an emphasis on the clinically most relevant species. DNA extracts are provided as thermolysates, but purified genomic DNA can be retrieved upon request.

                      Known to contain types

                      Related collections: BCCM Co-ordination Cell BCCM/DCG Diatom Collection BCCM/IHEM Biomedical Fungi and Yeast Collection BCCM/GeneCorner Plasmid Collection BCCM/LMG Bacteria Collection BCCM/MUCL Agro-industrial Fungi and Yeast Collection BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection

                      Usage restrictions: See catalogue record of each resource and conditions specified in the Material Transfer Agreement..

                      Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-08-19

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/LMG Bacteria Collection
                      City: Ghent
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/MUCL Environmental and Applied Mycology
                      City: Louvain-la-Neuve
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):
                      • Stéphane Declerck, email
                      • Sylvie Cranenbrouck, email

                      DNA & Culture Collection:

                      Title: BCCM/MUCL

                      AlternativeTitle: Agro-food & Environmental Fungal Collection

                      Description: The BCCM/MUCL collection is part of the BCCM consortium (Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms) and is hosted at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain). Our collection is specialized in lignocellulolytic fungi, fungi involved in food processing and spoilage, fermentative yeasts, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, fungal pathogens in tropical environments. The collection holds over 30000 strains of filamentous and yeast-like fungi and accepts public, patent and safe deposits.

                      Known to contain types

                      Related collections: BCCM coordination cell BCCM/DCG Diatoms Collection BCCM/IHEM Biomedical Fungi and Yeasts Collection BCCM/ITM Mycobacteria Collection BCCM/GeneCorner Plasmid Collection BCCM/LMG Bacteria Collection BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Conservation status: Physical curation complete, species level inventory complete.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-04-07

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection
                      City: Liège
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2015-06-17
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Culture Collection:

                      Title: BCCM/ULC

                      AlternativeTitle: BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection

                      Description: The BCCM/ULC collection is part of the BCCM consortium (Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms) and is hosted by the InBios-Centre for Protein Engineering at the University of Liège. BCCM/ULC is a dedicated public collection, currently containing one of the largest collection of documented (sub)polar cyanobacteria worldwide. The collection holds 240 strains, of which the majority is characterized by phenotypic (morphological features based on microscopic observations) and genotypic (16S rRNA and ITS sequences) analyses. The three most important orders of cyanobacteria (Chroococcales, Oscillatoriales, Nostocales) are represented. The strains are unicyanobacterial, but not axenic. They are available as living cultures, and the majority is being cryopreserved (-80°C).

                      Cite as: BCCM

                      Known to contain types

                      Related collections: BCCM/DCG: Diatom Collection BCCM/IHEM: Biomedical fungi and yeast collection BCCM/GeneCorner: Plasmid collection BCCM/MUCL: Environmental and applied mycology BCCM/LMG: Bacteria collection BCCM/ITM: Mycobacteria collection BCCM Coordination cell

                      Rights: A MAA and MTA agreements are available on the website.

                      Usage restrictions: The restrictions are described in the MTA and in the catalogue on the website

                      Conservation status: Physical curation complete, species level inventory complete.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-03-25

                      Institution metadata:

                      BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms, Coordination cell
                      Street: Avenue Louise 231
                      Postal code: 1050
                      Locality: Brussels
                      Country code: BEL
                      Phone: +32 2 23 83 462
                      Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
                      EMail: bccm.coordination@belspo.be
                      Website: http://www.bccm.belspo.be

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: The BCCM consoritum wants to be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry. Its mission is to •acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources, •identify and characterize these biological materials, •offer customer-oriented services, •increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems, •foster the application of biological resources. The BCCM consortium gathers 7 complementary microbial culture collections that are coordinated by a central at the Belgian Science Policy.


                        
                      Name: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
                      City: Honolulu
                      CITES code: US 024 (A/P)
                      Member since: 2017-03-23
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:


                        
                      Name: Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, Texas A&M University
                      City: College Station
                      CITES code: US 032
                      Member since: 2017-04-03
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2018-10-08
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 44711
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:

                      Texas A&M University, Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections
                      Street: 3380 University Drive East
                      Pobox: 77845-5846
                      Extadd: Room 128
                      Postal code: 77845-5846
                      Locality: COLLEGE STATION
                      Country code: USA
                      Phone: 979-845-5783
                      EMail: brtc@tamu.edu
                      Website: brtc.tamu.edu

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

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                      Description: The Texas A&M Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections (formerly the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection) is maintained by staff and faculty of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and is one of several natural history collections within the Texas A&M system. The facility houses important collections of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, parasites, and marine invertebrates that are available for use by the scientific community. Visit our collections pages to learn more about each division.


                        
                      Name: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
                      City: Berlin
                      CITES code: DE 203-03
                      Member since: 2007-06-01
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2009-06-15
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 34776
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                      Title: Berlin-Dahlem DNA Bank

                      Description: The DNA bank of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem holds currently a collection of 20.000 plant DNA and tissue samples growing constantly. Its core collection focuses on the flora of the Berlin and Brandenburg but it also preserves DNA from the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Altai Mountains as well as more than 2000 diatom DNA samples.

                      Cite as: Droege, G. (Ed.) 2008 - (continuously updated): DNA samples of the DNA bank at the BGBM (Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem).

                      Access points: http://ww3.bgbm.org/biocase/pywrapper.cgi?dsa=DNA_Bank

                      Known to contain types

                      Related collections: Herbarium Berolinense; Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem; Seedbank Dahlem

                      Rights: The copyright for any material created by the DNA bank of the BGBM is reserved. The duplication or use of information and data such as texts or images is only permitted with the indication of the source or with prior approval by the BGBM.

                      Usage restrictions: The use of the data is allowed only for non-profit scientific use and for non-profit nature conservation purpose. The data bases or part of it may only be used or copied by the written permission from the legal owner.

                      Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                      Conservation status date: 2012-07-30

                      Institution metadata:

                      Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
                      Street: Koenigin-Luise-Str. 6-8
                      Postal code: 14195
                      Locality: Berlin
                      Country code: DEU
                      Website: http://www.bgbm.org

                      Usage restrictions: The use of the data is allowed only for non-profit scientific use and for non-profit nature conservation purpose. The data base or part of it may only be used or copied by the written permission from the legal owner.

                      Description: The herbarium of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (herbarium acronym: B) is the largest in Germany and holds a collection of more than 3.5 million preserved specimens. All plant groups – flowering plants, ferns, mosses, liverworts, and algae, as well as fungi and lichens – are represented in the collections which are worldwide in scope. Associated with the general herbarium are special collections of dried fruits and seeds, wood samples, and specimens preserved in alcohol. The collections of the herbarium are growing constantly through field research conducted by staff, and through gifts, acquisitions, and exchanges of specimens from other herbaria. The BGBM is a founding member of GGBN as well as its precursor project DNA Bank Network and currently hosting the technical secretariat of GGBN.


                        
                      Name: Botanical Research Institute of Texas
                      City: Fort Worth
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2019-03-14
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:


                        
                      Name: Canadian Museum of Nature
                      City: Ottawa
                      CITES code: CA 003
                      Member since: 2019-03-01
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2023-04-19
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 11413
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:


                        
                      Name: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
                      City: Pittsburgh
                      CITES code: US 123 (A/P)
                      Member since: 2016-03-24
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:


                        
                      Name: Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
                      City: Guelph
                      CITES code: CA 022
                      Member since: 2017-08-29
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2018-05-11
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 3001030
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                      Title: CBG Collections

                      Description: CBG Collections maintains a globally unique natural history collection of 3.3 million specimens. Every specimen is digitized, and the exact storage location of each specimen is tracked in a collection management information system for quick reference and retrieval. The databased information for every voucher is also archived in the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD; www.boldsystems.org), permitting the permanent storage, validation and analysis of barcode sequence data and associated specimen metadata. Most (88.6%) of the specimens have been DNA barcoded, and a few representatives of every species have been digitally imaged.

                      Rights: Please see individual records for information on collection rights.

                      Usage restrictions: Please see individual records for information on usage restrictions.

                      Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                      Conservation status date: 2018-05-10

                      Institution metadata:

                      Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
                      Street: 50 Stone Road East
                      Postal code: N1G2W1
                      Locality: Guelph
                      Country code: CAN
                      Phone: 5198244120
                      EMail: info@ccdb.ca
                      Website: http://biodiversitygenomics.net/contact/info-and-directions/

                      Access rights: Please see individual records for information on access rights.

                      Rights: Please see individual records for information on collection rights.

                      Usage restrictions: Please see individual records for information on usage restrictions.

                      Description: The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG) at the University of Guelph is spearheading a novel approach to biodiversity research within Canada and internationally. Its three research units -- CBG Collections, CBG Genomics (or the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding, CCDB) and CBG Informatics -- are advancing 21st century biodiversity science by enabling species identification and discovery that is based on the analysis of sequence diversity in short, standardized gene regions, DNA barcodes. CBG Collections maintains a globally unique natural history collection of 3.3 million specimens. Every specimen is digitized, and the exact storage location of each specimen is tracked in a collection management information system for quick reference and retrieval. The databased information for every voucher is also archived in the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD; www.boldsystems.org), permitting the permanent storage, validation and analysis of barcode sequence data and associated specimen metadata. Most (88.6%) of the specimens have been DNA barcoded, and a few representatives of every species have been digitally imaged. The CCDB holds high quality DNA extracts in a secure 2000 ft2 ultra-cold freezer bank. These DNA extracts reflect residual material following the barcode analysis of samples; it contains 5.3 million extracts from over 250,000 species derived from 231 countries, oceans and dependent territories, all connected to a voucher specimen on BOLD. Please direct inquiries to info@ccdb.ca


                        
                      Name: Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad
                      City: Lima
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2017-06-22
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2018-08-17
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 12285
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                      Title: Herpetological Collection of CORBIDI

                      Description: This collection comprises specimen vouchers and tissue samples of most of the peruvian herpetofauna species: 436 species of amphibians and 337 species of reptiles, which comprises 74% of the amphibian and 69% of the reptile diversity, this according to the current diversity recorded for Peru. This is expresed in the more than 18,000 voucher specimens we store, and the more than 6,200 tissue samples, numbers that are growing constantly.

                      Known to contain types

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Conservation status: Identified and integrated material which is inadequately curated.

                      Conservation status date: 2017-09-13

                      Institution metadata:

                      Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad, División de Herpetología
                      Street: Santa Rita 105
                      Extadd: Oficina 403
                      Postal code: 15023
                      Locality: Lima
                      Country code: PER
                      Phone: (+51)-1-353 7245
                      EMail: info@corbidi.org
                      Website: http://www.corbidi.org

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: CORBIDI is a NGO which was formed by a group of high experienced professionals. It is focused in the promotion of conservation and science, goals that are achieved through the execution of scientific research projects, and the diffusion of knowledge. It holds three main scientific collections: Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles, and Mammals which are assigned to their respective divisions.


                        
                      Name: Charles University in Prague
                      City: Prague
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2014-09-18
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2015-09-01
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 8035
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                      Title: Tissue and DNA Collection of Vertebrates

                      AlternativeTitle: Genetic Bank of Vertebrates

                      Description: The collection contains tissue and extracted DNA samples of vertebrates, namely birds. The samples origin from wild animals (e.g. European free-living bird collection) as well as men-reared species, including parrots and chickens collected mainly in Europe from birds kept by hobby breeders. Tissue samples represent mainly blood, but part of the samples is derived from other tissues and feathers. Related collections: Tissue and DNA Collection of Free-Living Birds of the Czech Republic"

                      Related collections: Tissue and DNA Collection of Free-Living Birds of the Czech Republic

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Institution metadata:

                      Charles University in Prague, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science
                      Street: Vinicna 7
                      Postal code: 128 44
                      Locality: Praha
                      Country code: CZE
                      Phone: +420 221 95 1841
                      Fax: +420 221 95 1841
                      EMail: zoologie@natur.cuni.cz
                      Website: http://www.natur.cuni.cz/

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is one of the leading academic research facilities devoted to zoological research in the Czech Republic. The biorepository of the department is preserving material collected by the researchers of the department during their research projects.


                        
                      Name: Chicago Botanic Garden
                      City: Glencoe
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2019-07-15
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:


                        
                      Name: China National GeneBank
                      City: Shenzhen
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2013-04-15
                      Member status: Core
                      Online since: 2017-12-11
                      No. Records @ GGBN: 257
                      Contact(s):

                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                      Title: DNA & Tissue Collection

                      Description: DNA & tissue samples in freezers (-80/-20)

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Conservation status: Identified and integrated material which is inadequately curated.

                      Conservation status date: 2016-08-22

                      Institution metadata:

                      China National Genebank
                      Street: Jinsha Road
                      Extadd: Dapeng District
                      Postal code: 518120
                      Locality: Shenzhen
                      Country code: CHN
                      Phone: +86 (0)755 3394 5579
                      Fax: +86 (0)755 3630 7280
                      EMail: jchen@cngb.org
                      Website: https://www.cngb.org/

                      Access rights: _)_

                      Rights: _)_

                      Usage restrictions: _)_

                      Description: China National GeneBank is one of the key scientific infrastructures in Shenzhen, approved and funded by the Chinese government. CNGB is committed to supporting public welfare, life science research, innovation and industry incubation through effective bioresource conservation, digitalization and utilization. Its “Three Banks and Two Platforms” structure integrates the ability to “store, read, and write” massive biological resources, including a biorepository, a bio-informatics data center, a biological resource center, a digitalization platform, and a synthesis and editing platform.


                        
                      Name: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
                      City: Canberra
                      CITES code: not registered
                      Member since: 2011-10-11
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                      Institution metadata:

                      Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
                      Street: Clunies Ross
                      Pobox: GPO Box 1700
                      Postal code: 2600
                      Locality: Canberra
                      Country code: AUS
                      Access rights: test456

                      Rights: test123

                      Usage restrictions: test789

                      Description: Federal Australian science organziation


                        
                      Name: Core Facility Botanical Garden, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna
                      City: Vienna
                      CITES code: AT 020; AT 021; AT 022
                      Member since: 2021-04-19
                      Member status: Associate
                      Contact(s):

                        Institution metadata:


                          
                        Name: Denver Botanic Gardens
                        City: Denver
                        CITES code: not registered
                        Member since: 2017-03-01
                        Member status: Core
                        Online since: 2017-08-07
                        No. Records @ GGBN: 2905
                        Contact(s):

                        DNA & Tissue Collection:

                        Title: Tissue and DNA Bank

                        Description: The Denver Botanic Gardens' Tissue and DNA Bank is primarily comprised of silica-gel dried plant tissue samples representing over 270 populations of more than 80 species as well as approximately 8,000 DNA samples. Plants represented are typically from the Southern Rocky Mountain Region and are often rare or infrequent species. The number of tissue and DNA samples of fungal species is expected to grow.

                        Cite as: Denver Botanic Gardens Tissue and DNA Bank

                        Rights: Denver Botanic Gardens reserves all intellectual and property rights of accessioned objects.

                        Usage restrictions: All herbaria and biorepository data, as well as associated media are held within the Public Domain (CC0 1.0).

                        Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

                        Conservation status date: 2017-05-22

                        Institution metadata:

                        Denver Botanic Gardens
                        Street: 1005 York Street
                        Postal code: 80206
                        Locality: Denver
                        Country code: USA
                        Phone: 1-720-865-3657
                        EMail: research@botanicgardens.org
                        Website: https://www.botanicgardens.org/

                        Access rights: Denver Botanic Gardens' herbaria, biorepositories, and associated data are open to the public. In person visits are by appointment only. Specific locality information for threatened, endangered or otherwise sensitive plant species may be withheld, depending upon the discretion of Denver Botanic Gardens staff.

                        Rights: Denver Botanic Gardens reserves all intellectual and property rights of accessioned objects.

                        Usage restrictions: All herbaria and biorepository data, as well as associated media are held within the Public Domain (CC0 1.0).

                        Description: The Denver Botanic Gardens’ herbaria and biorepository document vascular plant and fungal biodiversity in Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountain Region.


                          
                        Name: Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center
                        City: Gaoshu Township, Taiwan
                        CITES code: not registered
                        Member since: 2019-01-22
                        Member status: Associate
                        Contact(s):

                        Institution metadata:


                          
                        Name: Finnish Museum of Natural History
                        City: Helsinki
                        CITES code: not registered
                        Member since: 2018-02-02
                        Member status: Associate
                        Contact(s):

                        Institution metadata:

                        Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus, Zoology unit
                        Street: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13
                        Pobox: PO Box 17
                        Postal code: FI-00014
                        Locality: Helsinki
                        Country code: FIN
                        Phone: +358 029 4128800
                        EMail: luonnontieteellinenmuseo@helsinki.fi
                        Website: https://www.luomus.fi/

                        Access rights: _)_

                        Rights: _)_

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                        Description: The Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS is an independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. It is also one of the three central national museums in Finland and responsible for the national collections in its field. The collections, which include botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological specimens from all over the world, serve research in the fields of biology and geology as well as educational purposes. LUOMUS http://luomus.fi/en houses scientific collections of 13.2 million specimens and living plants, making it one of the largest Natural History Museums in the Nordic countries and the leading institute in Finland for academic research and education on biodiversity and taxonomy.


                          
                        Name: FIOCRUZ Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
                        City: Rio de Janeiro
                        CITES code: not registered
                        Member since: 2018-07-10
                        Member status: Consortium
                        Contact(s):

                        Institution metadata:


                          
                        Name: FIOCRUZ/Protozoa Collection
                        City: Rio de Janeiro
                        CITES code: not registered
                        Member since: 2018-07-10
                        Member status: Core
                        Online since: 2020-11-20
                        No. Records @ GGBN: 84
                        Contact(s):

                        Institution metadata:

                        Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
                        Street: Avenida Brasil, 4365
                        Pobox: 21040-900
                        Extadd: Manguinhos
                        Postal code: 21040-900
                        Locality: Rio de Janeiro
                        Country code: BRA
                        Phone: +55 21 38851714
                        EMail: vppcb@fiocruz.br
                        Website: https://portal.fiocruz.br/en/foundation

                        Access rights: _)_

                        Rights: _)_

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                        Description: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) promotes health and social development, generates and disseminates scientific and technological knowledge, be an agent of citizenship. These are the concepts that guide the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), under the Ministry of Health, the most prominent institution of science and technology in health in Latin America. Fiocruz has established its headquarters in the campus located in Manguinhos in the North of Rio de Janeiro state, where are the historic buildings of the former Federal Serum Therapy Institute (Instituto Soroterápico Federal). - as the Moorish Pavilion, the Pavilion of the Clock and Stable. Other six units are in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife, Manaus, Brasilia and Curitiba. Besides, there are new units that are being structured, as part of the national expansion project of Fiocruz, relating to policies for decentralization of research and training of human resources, promoted by the Federal Government. The new units of Fiocruz that are in development will be implemented in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Ceará, Rondônia and Piauí. Fiocruz has as one of its missions to preserve heritage buildings regarded to its history and its fields of activity. The campuses of the Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to harbor important architectural specimens of various periods, have high potential urban and landscape. The preservation of this heritage is responsibility of technical staff of the Department of Historical Heritage (DPH) of the Oswaldo Cruz House.


                          
                        Name: Hungarian Natural History Museum
                        City: Budapest
                        CITES code: HU 001
                        Member since: 2014-03-10
                        Member status: Core
                        Online since: 2020-11-30
                        No. Records @ GGBN: 15591
                        Contact(s):

                        Institution metadata:

                        Hungarian Natural History Museum
                        Street: Baross u. 13.
                        Postal code: H-1088
                        Locality: Budapest
                        Country code: HUN
                        Phone: +36 30 2552923
                        EMail: csorba.gabor@nhmus.hu
                        Website: www.nhmus.hu/hu/munkatars/csorba_gabor

                        Access rights: _)_

                        Rights: _)_

                        Usage restrictions: _)_

                        Description: HNHM is one of the outstanding institutions of the Hungarian cultural and scientific life. It is one of the largest natural history collections among the Central and Eastern European institutions, comprising more than 10.1 million items, among them 200,000 type specimens including 44,110 primary types. They hold the most important reference and historical collections for the entire Carpathian Basin, major portions of the Balkans, C, E and SE Asia. HNHM holds important 200-300 years old historical collections. The best represented areas are the Palaearctic, Oriental and Ethiopian biogeographic regions, and in case of soil animals also the tropical part of S America. The collections are well organised so the desired specimens or taxa can easily be retrieved. The Bird, Mammal, Anthropological, Mineralogical, and parts of the Invertebrate collections were recently moved into state-of-the-art storage areas, which provide an excellent environment for preservation and improved the access to the collections. The staff are leading experts in their fields thus represent rare or unique expertise in Europe, which is demonstrated by our involvement in establishing NATURA 2000 and National Biodiversity-monitoring System (NBmR), LIFE+ and LIFE IP programs, European fauna monographs, Balkan flora monographs, EU-COST Actions, etc. Consultation with phytosanitary and quarantine specialists is part of the HNHM core work. The library with more than 300,000 volumes is the nationally recognized centre for natural history and it holds one of the most important archives for natural historians in Central and Eastern Europe.


                          
                        Name: Inala Jurassic Garden
                        City: South Bruny
                        CITES code: not registered
                        Member since: 2021-05-28
                        Member status: Associate
                        Contact(s):

                          DNA & Tissue Collection:

                          Title: Inala Collection

                          Description: Herbarium voucher specimens housed in the Tasmanian Herbarium (HO), Tasmania Australia collected from specimens in the living collection of Inala Jurassic Garden. Genetic samples taken from each herbarium specimen housed at Inala Jurassic garden.

                          Cite as: Inala Jurassic Garden collection, Tasmania Australia

                          Rights: Plants owned by Inala Jurassic Garden.

                          Usage restrictions: Some plants held in trust for other institutions and not available for resale. Authority given to propagate and sell some specimens from seed and cuttings. Accessible for research by application to Inala Jurassic garden.

                          Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

                          Conservation status date: 2021-07-17

                          Institution metadata:

                          Inala Jurassic Garden
                          Street: 320 Cloudy Bay Road
                          Postal code: 7150
                          Locality: South Bruny Island
                          Country code: AUS
                          Phone: +61362931217
                          Fax: N/A
                          EMail: inalajurassicgarden@gmail.com
                          Website: https://jurassicgarden.com.au/

                          Access rights: Living garden collection is open to the public. Propagation area is accessible to staff only.

                          Rights: Plants owned by Inala Jurassic Garden.

                          Usage restrictions: Some plants held in trust for other institutions and not available for resale. Authority given to propagate and sell some specimens from seed and cuttings

                          Description: The Inala Jurassic Garden (IJG) is a privately-owned educational facility and botanic garden which highlights the Gondwanan connections of a range of living plant families from the southern land-masses of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and New Caledonia. The living collection is comprised of over 700 species from 50+ families and is open to the public every day except Christmas Day. Interpretive signs are placed around the garden for self-guided visitors and guided garden tours are available on request. The garden is situated within a 1,500 privately owned conservation-covenanted reserve In Tasmania, Australia. Heavy emphasis is placed on conservation of plant species that are threatened in the wild and IJG is working with other botanic gardens and research institutions to hold ex-situ collections of species that are threatened by climate change and human-induced threats.


                            
                          Name: Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
                          City: Hanoi
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2018-07-25
                          Member status: Associate
                          Contact(s):
                          • Nguyen Quang Truong, email

                          Institution metadata:

                          Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources
                          Street: Hoang Quoc Viet Road 18
                          Extadd: Cau Giay
                          Postal code: 100000
                          Locality: Hanoi
                          Country code: VNM
                          Phone: +842437565943
                          Fax: +842438361196
                          EMail: info.iebr@gmail.com
                          Website: http://www.iebr.ac.vn/pages/1LDV.asp

                          Access rights: For researchers and students

                          Rights: Herbarium Zoological Museum

                          Usage restrictions: For researchers and students

                          Description: The Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) was founded by the decision of the Council of Ministers (HĐBT 65/CT) on 5th March 1990. Its function consists of studying biological resources and typical ecosystems in order to supply the needs of the population in foodstuffs, food grains, consumer goods, to recommend planning activities for socio-economic development and environmental protection and to carry out the education and training of scientists on ecology and biological resources. Major Scientific Objectives: To study the flora and fauna of Vietnam. To inventory and evaluate biological resources in order to provide a basis for rational utilization of the species having scientific, economic, and conservation values. To undertake research on the structure and function of typical ecosystems in Vietnam for the monitoring and management of natural resources and their environment. To work on environmental restoration, and the designing and planning of sustainable development from an environmental perspective. To train scientists in the field of ecology and biological resources.


                            
                          Name: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, The Czech Academy of Sciences
                          City: Brno
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2015-08-10
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2016-06-06
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 13945
                          Contact(s):

                          DNA & Tissue Collection:

                          Title: Genetic Bank of the Institute of Vertebrate Biology

                          Description: Collection of mostly tissues and some DNA from wild vertebrates, with special focus on Central European fauna.

                          Cite as: IVB Genetic Bank

                          Rights: _)_

                          Usage restrictions: _)_

                          Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                          Conservation status date: 2016-08-20

                          Institution metadata:

                          Institute of Vertebrate Biology, The Czech Academy of Sciences
                          Street: Kvetna 8
                          Postal code: 60365
                          Locality: Brno
                          Country code: CZE
                          Website: https://www.ivb.cz

                          Access rights: _)_

                          Rights: _)_

                          Usage restrictions: _)_

                          Description: The Institute of Vertebrate Biology performs basic research of vertebrates with the following research topics: - Biological diversity at molecular, organismal and community level. Evolutionary relationship among populations and species, natural hybrid zones and speciation. - Population dynamics, changes and trends of the community structure in natural and disturbed habitats, including modelling and prognoses. - Physiological, behavioural, ecological and evolutionary mechanisms of the life histories of vertebrates with respect to their ontogenetic development. Reproductive strategies, survival rates, feeding behaviour, and inter- and intraspecific interactions. - Ectoparasites of higher vertebrates and their role as hosts, vectors and reservoirs of human and animal diseases in natural foci. The aim of the investigations is to achieve original data about free-living vertebrates concerning their genetic, population and species diversity, phylogeny, population dynamics, interactions with environment, and association with human and animal microbial pathogens.


                            
                          Name: Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras Jose Benito Vives de Andreis INVEMAR
                          City: Santa Marta
                          CITES code: CO 002
                          Member since: 2020-10-05
                          Member status: Associate
                          Contact(s):
                          • Francisco Armando Arias Isaza, email

                          DNA & Tissue Collection:

                          Title: Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia - MHNMC

                          AlternativeTitle: MAKURIWA

                          Description: The Marine Natural History Museum of Colombia (MHNMC) – Makuriwa, that is part of the Marine and Coastal Research Institute (INVEMAR) holds the most important, numerous and well documented marine biological collections of the country. The Museum is registered in the National Register of Biological Collections (http://rnc.humboldt.org.co/wp/) since 2001 (Registration No. 82). The first lots in the museum are from the 1960s. Most of the collections are organized by phylum, with some exceptions such as Fishes, Plankton, Fungi, Bacteria and the Tissue collection. Samples of the museum are mostly from the Caribbean Sea, however, also from the Tropical Eastern Pacific, as marine areas belonging to the country, whose research is the INVEMAR mission. Most of the data associated with biological collections are available online through the Marine Biodiversity Information System (SiBM) (https://siam.invemar.org.co/sibm) which is the marine node of SiB-Colombia; through the IPT-SiBM https://ipt.biodiversidad.co/sibm); and through GBIF and OBIS, since INVEMAR is a data provider.

                          Known to contain types

                          Rights: Mostly owned by MHNMC-INVEMAR following the collection management policy including the requirements for the acquisition of material (collection permits), preservation, management and digitization workflows, risk management and security, access, loans, visits, terms, and conditions for use, import and export permits, shipping and transportation, among others.

                          Usage restrictions: Restrictions as per collection permit, MTA, limited embargo period of internal research material until publication, destructive sampling refusal e.g. rare/type material on scientific grounds.

                          Institution metadata:

                          Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras - INVEMAR
                          Street: Calle 25 No. 2-55
                          Extadd: Playa Salguero, Rodadero
                          Postal code: 470006
                          Locality: Santa Marta
                          Country code: COL
                          Phone: +57+60+5+4328600
                          Fax: +57+60+5+4328694
                          EMail: correspondencia@invemar.org.co
                          Website: http://www.invemar.org.co/

                          Access rights: Access to 3rd parties via aprovation by the the General Curator of the MHNMC-INVEMAR following the collection management policy including the requirements for the acquisition of material (collection permits), preservation, management and digitization workflows, risk management and security, access, loans, visits, terms, and conditions for use, import and export permits, shipping and transportation, among others. The policy is following the Quality Management System, the Occupational Health and Safety and Environment System and the national and international regulations applying for biological collections, biodiversity, and access to genetic resources and other relevant national and international regulations. Information for access to the collections resources by the general public, scholars, academic and INVEMAR researchers is available on the museum's website http://museomakuriwa.invemar.org.co/.

                          Rights: Mostly owned by MHNMC-INVEMAR following the collection management policy including the requirements for the acquisition of material (collection permits), preservation, management and digitization workflows, risk management and security, access, loans, visits, terms, and conditions for use, import and export permits, shipping and transportation, among others.

                          Usage restrictions: Restrictions as per collection permit, MTA, limited embargo period of internal research material until publication, destructive sampling refusal e.g. rare/type material on scientific grounds.

                          Description: The INVEMAR has as its mission to carry out basic and applied scientific research based on natural renewable resources and marine and coastal ecosystems, which is of national interest. The purpose is to gather necessary scientific knowledge to formulate policies, make decisions and to elaborate plans and projects that will help us in the development of; the management of sustainable resources, the recovery of marine and coastal ecosystems, and to improve the quality of life of Colombians through the rational implementation of the scientific capacity of the Institute and its articulation with other public and private entities. The INVEMAR host the Marine Natural History Museum of Colombia (MHNMC) – Makuriwa, which is registered in the National Register of Biological Collections (http://rnc.humboldt.org.co/wp/) since 2001 (Registration No. 82).


                            
                          Name: Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
                          City: Kerala
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2021-03-29
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2022-11-15
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 92
                          Contact(s):

                          Institution metadata:

                          Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, JNTBGRI Gene Biorepository
                          Street: Karimancode P.O., Palode
                          Postal code: 695562
                          Locality: Thiruvananthapuram
                          Country code: IND
                          EMail: biorepository@jntbgri.res.in
                          Website: https://jntbgri.res.in/

                          Access rights: The Botanic Gardens is committed to making its Living Collection as broadly available as possible to the general public, students, scholars, members of the scientific community and landscape and garden professionals. Requests to use the Living Collection for research work should be addressed to the Director in the first instance. The Garden adheres to its operations with the National Biological Diversity Act and the guidelines from the National Biodiversity Authority, India.

                          Rights: The Living, Herbarium and Cultural Collections of the Botanic Garden and Herbarium are used for the purposes outlined in the Mission Statement of the Institute.

                          Usage restrictions: As per the National Biological Diversity Act and guidelines of the National Biodiversity Authority, India.

                          Description: Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) is one of the pioneer institutes in India devoted to the conservation and sustainable utilization of tropical biodiversity. The plant conservation activities of JNTBGRI are aligned with the targets laid out under the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), which are highly relevant to all the targets under SDG 15. We are now home to over 4000 species, including several species endemic to the Western Ghats. JNTBGRI is unique in its conservation actions with conservatories for all major plant groups and exclusive conservatories for threatened species in India. JNTBGRI is structured in such a way that garden and research and development activities are carried out in an inclusive manner.


                            
                          Name: Kostrzyca Forest Gene Bank
                          City: Milkow
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2019-04-23
                          Member status: Associate
                          Contact(s):

                          Institution metadata:

                          The Kostrzyca Forest Gene Bank
                          Street: Miłków
                          Extadd: 300
                          Postal code: 58-530
                          Locality: Miłków
                          Country code: POL
                          Phone: + 48 75 71 31 048
                          Fax: + 48 75 71 31 754
                          EMail: biuro@lbg.lasy.gov.pl
                          Website: http://www.lbg.lasy.gov.pl/

                          Access rights: _)_

                          Rights: _)_

                          Usage restrictions: _)_

                          Description: Botanic garden Repository Herbarium Conservation Laboratory


                            
                          Name: Leibniz Institute DSMZ
                          City: Braunschweig
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2007-06-01
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2009-06-15
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 37282
                          Contact(s):

                          DNA & Culture Collection:

                          Title: DNA Collection

                          Description: The DSMZ offers quality controlled DNA for PCR applications from nearly all bacterial strains and yeasts of the collection. Quality is also sufficient for genome sequencing applying Illumina and related techniques but not intended for long read sequencing.

                          Rights: The deposited material in the public collection is owned by DSMZ.

                          Usage restrictions: Use of the products is restricted to the facility of the customer. Commercial distribution to third parties requires the previous written consent of DSMZ and potentially the written acceptance of any additional provisions and limitations imposed upon DSMZ by such third party. For in vitro and scientific use only.

                          Institution metadata:

                          Leibniz Institute DSMZ
                          Street: Inhoffenstrasse 7B
                          Postal code: 38124
                          Locality: Braunschweig
                          Country code: DEU
                          Phone: 49-531-261610
                          Fax: 49-531-2616 418
                          EMail: contact@dsmz.de
                          Website: http://www.dsmz.de

                          Access rights: The material of the public collection might be accessed by all legal entities except private persons. If applicable MTA agreements are requested. The supply of the material may fall under different national/international laws/restrictions.

                          Rights: The deposited material in the public collection is owned by DSMZ.

                          Usage restrictions: Use of the products is restricted to the facility of the customer. Commercial distribution to third parties requires the previous written consent of DSMZ and potentially the written acceptance of any additional provisions and limitations imposed upon DSMZ by such third party. For in vitro and scientific use only.

                          Description: DSMZ is the German Culture Collection for Microorganisms and Cell CulturesThe DSMZ is one of the largest biological resource centers worldwide. Its collections currently comprise more than 50,000 items, including about 27,000 different bacterial and 4,000 fungal strains, 800 human and animal cell lines, 700 plant cell lines, 1,400 plant viruses and antisera, and 13,000 different types of bacterial genomic DNA. All biological materials accepted in the DSMZ collection are subject to extensive quality control and physiological and molecular characterization by our central services. In addition, DSMZ provides an extensive documentation and detailed diagnostic information on the biological materials. The unprecedented diversity and quality management of its bioresources render the DSMZ an internationally reknown supplier for science, diagnostic laboratories, national reference centers, as well as industrial partners.


                            
                          Name: Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change
                          City: Bonn and Hamburg
                          CITES code: DE 208-02
                          Member since: 2007-06-01
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2009-06-15
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 303158
                          Contact(s):

                          DNA & Tissue Collection:

                          Title: LIB Biobank

                          AlternativeTitle: DNA Bank, Tissue Bank, Cell Bank and Compound Library at LIB

                          Description: The Biobank of the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB, Bonn and Hamburg) archives samples of animal and environmental DNA, fixed or snap-frozen tissue, and cell cultures, associated with the corresponding biological data. Storage temperatures: -190°C (liquid nitrogen), -80°C, -40°C, -20°C, ambient (sealed). Further info: https://bonn.leibniz-lib.de/en/biobank

                          Cite as: LIB Biobank

                          Access points: https://biocase.zfmk.de/biocase/pywrapper.cgi?dsa=ZFMK-Biobank-v2

                          Known to contain types

                          Related collections: LIB morphological collections and others

                          Rights: depending on sample

                          Usage restrictions: depending on sample, generally not for commercial use and complying with regulations

                          Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                          Conservation status date: 2012-10-02

                          Institution metadata:

                          Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change
                          Street: Adenauerallee 127
                          Postal code: D-53113
                          Locality: Bonn
                          Country code: DEU
                          Phone: +49-228-9122 0
                          Fax: +49-228-9122 212
                          EMail: info@leibniz-lib.de
                          Website: https://leibniz-lib.de/

                          Access rights: depending on sample

                          Rights: depending on sample

                          Usage restrictions: depending on sample, generally not for commercial use and complying with regulations

                          Description: The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) is composed of the Museum for Nature, Hamburg, and Museum Koenig, Bonn. The LIB is dedicated to researching biodiversity and its changes, and to communicate these results to the wider society. Research is based on the extensive scientific – mostly zoological – collections, together comprising around 12 million objects.


                            
                          Name: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research-New Zealand Arthropod Collection
                          City: Lincoln
                          CITES code: NZ 001
                          Member since: 2018-07-19
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2020-03-20
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 8640
                          Contact(s):

                          Institution metadata:

                          New Zealand Arthropod Collection
                          Street: Private Bag 92170
                          Extadd: Auckland Mail Centre
                          Postal code: 1142
                          Locality: Auckland
                          Country code: NZL
                          EMail: nzac@landcarereserach.co.nz
                          Website: https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/collections/nzac

                          Access rights: _)_

                          Rights: _)_

                          Usage restrictions: _)_

                          Description: The New Zealand Arthropod collection (NZAC) is one of five nationally significant biological research collections held by the Crown Research Institute, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research. The NZAC is the largest collection of New Zealand terrestrial invertebrates in the world and also contains significant holdings of material from Pacific island nations. The collection consists of over one million pinned specimens and approximately six million specimens stored in ethanol. There are over 2,500 primary type specimens.


                            
                          Name: Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research
                          City: Hue City
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2021-01-06
                          Member status: Observer
                          Contact(s):
                          • Hoang Thi Binh Minh, email

                          Institution metadata:


                            
                          Name: Missouri Botanical Garden
                          City: St. Louis
                          CITES code: US 053 (P)
                          Member since: 2017-08-11
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2022-01-11
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 56680
                          Contact(s):

                          Institution metadata:


                            
                          Name: Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
                          City: Quito
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2015-06-03
                          Member status: Core
                          Online since: 2016-06-16
                          No. Records @ GGBN: 61297
                          Contact(s):
                          • Santiago Ron, email
                          • Hugo Guillermo Navarrete Zambrano, email

                          DNA & Tissue Collection:

                          Title: Zoology Collection at Museo de Zoología Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

                          Description: Museo de Zoología at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador hosts the largest specimen collection and Genome bank in Ecuador. The genome bank has over 40,000 tissues (updated to August 2015) stored in -80 ultra freezers.

                          Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                          Conservation status date: 2015-08-09

                          Institution metadata:

                          Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
                          Street: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
                          Extadd: Apartado 17-01-2184
                          Postal code: EC170135
                          Locality: Quito
                          Country code: ECU
                          Phone: 5932991700
                          EMail: srron@puce.edu.ec
                          Website: http://zoologia.puce.edu.ec/Vertebrados/QuienesSomos.aspx

                          Access rights: _)_

                          Rights: _)_

                          Usage restrictions: _)_

                          Description: The Museum of Zoology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, identified by the acronym QCAZ (Quito-Catholic-Zoology), is the largest Ecuadorian institution working in biodiversity research. The QCAZ has about half a million specimens, which positions it as the largest holder of fauna collections in Ecuador. Our genome bank has over 50,000 tissues being one of the largest in Latin America. Our collections are open for scientific research in accordance to our institutional guidelines and Ecuadorian laws. Our main goal is to generate information and implement actions to foster the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of animal life. The QCAZ is administratively attached to the School of Biology at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.


                            
                          Name: Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro
                          City: Rio de Janeiro
                          CITES code: not registered
                          Member since: 2023-01-27
                          Member status: Associate
                          Contact(s):

                            Institution metadata:


                              
                            Name: Museum für Naturkunde
                            City: Berlin
                            CITES code: DE 203-06
                            Member since: 2014-02-10
                            Member status: Core
                            Online since: 2016-06-18
                            No. Records @ GGBN: 16158
                            Contact(s):

                            DNA & Tissue Collection:

                            Title: DNA & Tissue Collection

                            Description: DNA & tissue samples in freezers (-80/-20

                            Known to contain types

                            Rights: _)_

                            Usage restrictions: _)_

                            Conservation status: Identified and integrated material which is inadequately curated.

                            Conservation status date: 2014-06-29

                            Institution metadata:

                            Museum für Naturkunde
                            Street: Invalidenstrasse 43
                            Postal code: 10115
                            Locality: Berlin
                            Country code: DEU
                            Phone: +49-30-20938591
                            Fax: +49-30-20938561
                            EMail: info@mfn-berlin.de
                            Website: http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de

                            Access rights: _)_

                            Rights: _)_

                            Usage restrictions: _)_

                            Description: The "Museum fuer Naturkunde" is an independent foundation under public law governed by: . Stiftungsrat (Foundation Board) . the appointed General Director, the Head of the Museum . wissenschaftlicher Beirat (Scientific Advisory Board) The museum is divided into the following Departments: . The Department for Collections . The Department for Research Infrastructure . The Department for Exhibitions and Public Education . Directorate General, including Administration Research is organised in temporary research fields ("Forschungsbereiche"), which currently include the following: . Discovery of Biodiversity . Genome - Organism - Environment . Diversity Dynamics . Impact, Meteorites and Geological Processes . Collection Development . Science Communication and History of Science The number of research fields and topics are flexible and depend on the academic focus of the Museum at any given time. Each research field has its own spokesperson.


                              
                            Name: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
                            City: Cambridge
                            CITES code: US 051 (A)
                            Member since: 2017-01-09
                            Member status: Associate
                            Contact(s):
                            • Cynthia Wang-Claypool, email

                            Institution metadata:

                            Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
                            Street: 26 Oxford Street
                            Postal code: 02138
                            Locality: Cambridge
                            Country code: USA
                            Access rights: _)_

                            Rights: _)_

                            Usage restrictions: _)_

                            Description: The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) is a private center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life. The MCZ houses millions of animal specimens divided into nine departments and hosts thousands of visiting researchers each year.


                              
                            Name: Museum Victoria
                            City: Melbourne
                            CITES code: AU 030
                            Member since: 2013-07-25
                            Member status: Associate
                            Contact(s):

                            DNA & Tissue Collection:

                            Title: Tissue and DNA Collection

                            Description: The Tissue and DNA Collection forms a central cryogenic repository of samples from reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, fish, marine invertebrates, and terrestrial invertebrates..

                            Rights: _)_

                            Usage restrictions: _)_

                            Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

                            Conservation status date: 2012-10-01

                            Institution metadata:

                            Museum Victoria
                            Street: Nicholson St
                            Pobox: GPO Box 666
                            Postal code: 3001
                            Locality: Melbourne
                            Country code: AUS
                            Phone: 03 8341 7777
                            Website: http://www.museumvictoria.com.au

                            Access rights: _)_

                            Rights: _)_

                            Usage restrictions: _)_

                            Description: Museum Victoria is responsible for the state's scientific and cultural collections, providing public access through three museums. We oversee a wide range of research programs, the continued development of the state's collections, and run major education and research based websites. We are the largest public museums organisation in Australia.


                              
                            Name: National Herbarium of Rwanda, University of Rwanda
                            City: Butare
                            CITES code: not registered
                            Member since: 2023-12-06
                            Member status: Associate
                            Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: National Institute of Research for Agriculture, Food and Environment
                              City: Paris
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2020-02-03
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2023-03-02
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 378736
                              Contact(s):
                              • Michèle Tixier-Boichard, email

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: National Museum
                              City: Prague
                              CITES code: CZ 002
                              Member since: 2017-11-14
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: National Museum of Natural History
                              City: Washington
                              CITES code: US 005 (A/P)
                              Member since: 2011-10-11
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2013-07-11
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 322254
                              Contact(s):

                              DNA & Tissue Collection:

                              Title: Tissue and DNA Collection (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)

                              Description: The museum’s genetic resource collections began more than 40 years ago as curator-driven research material. Over time, we realized that dispersed collections are vulnerable to equipment failures and sample mismanagement or loss. Therefore, we began an organized effort to centralize these collections, first within some research departments, and then throughout the museum. In 2010 NMNH constructed a biorepository, which began receiving collections in 2011. The current capacity is approximately 4.2 million 2 ml cryovials that are housed in 76 ultra-cold mechanical and liquid nitrogen freezers and a small number of refrigerators. All cold storage units are monitored constantly for performance. NMNH uses a modified version of FreezerPro (Ruro.com) to maintain and track inventory. FreezerPro is connected via an Application Programming Interface (API) to KE EMu, the museum’s catalog system. EMu provides a limited form of the catalog information to allow easier identification of samples. Each vial is assigned a locally unique Biorepository Number by FreezerPro to facilitate a unified system for locating and identifying samples. The collection includes insects, birds, terrestrial plants, marine and terrestrial invertebrates, algae, fish, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, bacteria and protozoans. Current strengths are in bird, marine and terrestrial mammal, and insect holdings, although significant projects have been initiated that will broaden and deepen the taxonomical representation as well as environments. Human tissues, commercial, and agricultural products are not a part of the collection. A complete inventory of all holdings is underway. The entire collection presently numbers more than 250,000 and could be twice that number. All these materials are available for use in genomic research, toxicology studies and environmental monitoring.

                              Known to contain types

                              Rights: We own them

                              Usage restrictions: Vary with collection item

                              Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                              Conservation status date: 2015-11-20

                              Institution metadata:

                              Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
                              Street: 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
                              Pobox: P. O. Box 37012
                              Extadd: NHB MRC 106
                              Postal code: 20013-7012
                              Locality: Washington
                              Country code: USA
                              Phone: 202 633 0836
                              Website: http://www.mnh.si.edu/rc/biorepository/index.html

                              Access rights: Copyright Smithsonian Institution

                              Rights: We own them

                              Usage restrictions: Vary with collection item

                              Description: Collections include botanical, vertebrate and invertebrate tissues and extractions


                                
                              Name: National Tropical Botanical Garden
                              City: Kalaheo
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-11-29
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Tartu
                              City: Tartu
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-03-27
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              DNA & Tissue Collection:

                              Title: DNA and Environmental Sample Collections

                              Description: Collection consists 30000 extracted DNA samples from molecular lab workflow containing mainly soil, plant and fungal samples. Samples are digitalized in https://plutof.ut.ee/ workbench and connected with relevant metadata.

                              Rights: _)_

                              Usage restrictions: _)_

                              Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                              Conservation status date: 2020-10-09

                              Institution metadata:

                              University of Tartu Natural History Museum
                              Street: Vanemuise
                              Pobox: 51014
                              Extadd: 46
                              Postal code: 51014
                              Locality: Tartu
                              Country code: EST
                              Phone: +372 737 6076
                              EMail: loodusmuuseum@ut.ee
                              Website: http://www.natmuseum.ut.ee/en

                              Access rights: _)_

                              Rights: _)_

                              Usage restrictions: _)_

                              Description: University of Tartu Natural History Museum collection comprises 370,000 tissues representing plants, fungi and lichens, more than 250,000 tissues representing animals, 1,500 soil samples and 2,000 living cultures of fungi, in addition to 30,000 DNAs. Collections are estimated to represent more than 50,000 species of macroorganisms and greater than 100,000 species of microorganisms.


                                
                              Name: Natural History Museum London
                              City: London
                              CITES code: GB 001
                              Member since: 2011-10-11
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2014-06-10
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 43829
                              Contact(s):

                              DNA & Tissue Collection:

                              Title: Frozen Tissue and Genetic Resources at NHM London

                              Description: Animal and plant tissues and genetic resources for and from Research.

                              Cite as: Molecular Collections Facility, NHM, London

                              Provenance: as per collection permit, MTA, acquisition documentation held in NHM Collections Management System KE EMu.

                              Related collections: Zoology, Botany, Entomology collections at NHM London

                              Rights: Mostly owned by NHMUK; other rights are as per collection permits, licences, acquisition documents etc.

                              Usage restrictions: Restrictions as per collection permit, MTA, limited embargo period of internal research material until publication, destructive sampling refusal e.g. rare/type material on scientific grounds.

                              Conservation status: Identified and integrated material which is inadequately curated.

                              Conservation status date: 2012-12-12

                              Institution metadata:

                              Natural History Museum London
                              Street: Cromwell Road
                              Postal code: SW7 5BD
                              Locality: London
                              Country code: GBR
                              Phone: +44(0)207 5000
                              Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

                              Access rights: Access to 3rd parties via NHMUK Collections Management Systems approved Borrower, Loan Request approval. Mostly copyright Natural History Museum London.

                              Rights: Mostly owned by NHMUK; other rights are as per collection permits, licences, acquisition documents etc.

                              Usage restrictions: Restrictions as per collection permit, MTA, limited embargo period of internal research material until publication, destructive sampling refusal e.g. rare/type material on scientific grounds.

                              Description: The Naural History Museum London is the UK's national natural history collection.


                                
                              Name: Natural History Museum of Denmark
                              City: Copenhagen
                              CITES code: DK 001; DK 002; DK 003
                              Member since: 2011-10-11
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2016-05-31
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 38435
                              Contact(s):

                              DNA & Tissue Collection:

                              Title: The National DNA and Tissue collection

                              Description: National facility for storing DNA and tissue samples from Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland and World Wide.

                              Notes: Currently the accessions are scattered across different departments but are in the process of being transferred to a central facility.

                              Rights: Property of the Danish government but rights are transferred to the institution.

                              Access rights: Primarily to scientist in public institutions.

                              Usage restrictions: Users have to comply with national and international legislation and rules.

                              Conservation status: Material identified to species level but not incorporated into main collection (e.g., material identified for biodiversity or ecological studies, surveys, etc.).

                              Conservation status date: 2013-02-21

                              Institution metadata:

                              Natural History Museum of Denmark
                              Postal code: DK-1350
                              Locality: Copenhagen
                              Country code: DNK
                              Phone: +45 3522 2222
                              EMail: snm@snm.ku.dk
                              Website: http://snm.ku.dk/english/

                              Access rights: Primarily to scientist in public institutions.

                              Rights: Property of the Danish government but rights are transferred to the institution.

                              Usage restrictions: Users have to comply with national and international legislation and rules.

                              Description: The Natural History Museum (SNM) was established on January 1, 2004 by merging three separate institutions: the Botanic Garden and Museum, the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum. SNM is a department of the University of Copenhagen.


                                
                              Name: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
                              City: Los Angeles
                              CITES code: US 017 (A)
                              Member since: 2018-08-23
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: Natural History Museum of Oslo
                              City: Oslo
                              CITES code: NO 001
                              Member since: 2014-10-31
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2016-06-14
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 439949
                              Contact(s):

                              DNA & Tissue Collection:

                              Title: NHMO DNA Bank

                              Description: A comprehensive collection of DNA and tissue predominantly from Scandinavian fauna and flora, but also with substantial contributions from other parts of the world

                              Cite as: NHMO DNA Bank

                              Related collections: Zoological and botanical preserved specimen collections at NHMO

                              Rights: To be added later

                              Usage restrictions: To be added later

                              Conservation status: Identified and integrated material which is inadequately curated.

                              Conservation status date: 2014-12-11

                              Institution metadata:

                              Natural History Museum of Oslo
                              Street: Sars gate 1
                              Postal code: NO-0562
                              Locality: Oslo
                              Country code: NOR
                              Phone: +4722851630
                              EMail: postmottak@nhm.uio.no
                              Website: http://www.nhm.uio.no/english/

                              Access rights: _)_

                              Rights: _)_

                              Usage restrictions: _)_

                              Description: NHM is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection with more than 6 million objects. A selection of specimens are on display for the general public, in the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum. The museum is a faculty at the University of Oslo.


                                
                              Name: NBIC National Biodiversity Information Consortium
                              City: Akoka-Yaba
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-09-19
                              Member status: Consortium
                              Contact(s):
                              • Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe , email

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: NBIC/Biodiversity Education and Resource Centre
                              City: Abuja
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-09-17
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):
                              • Andrew Chibuzor ILOH, email

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: NBIC/Botanical Society of Nigeria
                              City: Akoka-Yaba
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-09-17
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):
                              • Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe , email

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: NBIC/Delta State University, Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Entomology Unit
                              City: Abraka
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-09-17
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: NBIC/Sheda Science And Technology Complex
                              City: Abuja
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-09-17
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):
                              • Andrew Chibuzor ILOH, email

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: NBIC/University of Lagos, Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Department of Botany
                              City: Akoka-Yaba
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2018-09-17
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):
                              • Temitope O. Onuminya , email
                              • Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, email

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: New York Botanical Garden
                              City: New York
                              CITES code: US 003 (P)
                              Member since: 2011-02-24
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2011-02-24
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 523
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:

                              New York Botanical Garden, Science
                              Street: 2900 Southern Boulevard
                              Pobox: 10458
                              Postal code: 10458
                              Locality: Bronx
                              Country code: USA
                              Phone: 718-817-8632
                              EMail: dws@nybg.org
                              Website: http://www.nybg.org/

                              Access rights: _)_

                              Rights: _)_

                              Usage restrictions: _)_

                              Description: Major Herbarium and living plant collections.


                                
                              Name: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
                              City: Raleigh
                              CITES code: US 126 (A)
                              Member since: 2018-11-21
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:


                                
                              Name: Northwestern University Ecological Park & Botanic Gardens
                              City: San Nicolas
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2021-01-29
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):
                              • Michael Agbayani Calaramo, email

                              Institution metadata:

                              Northwestern University Ecological Park & Botanic Gardens
                              Street: Gov. Elizabeth Keon Road,, Brgy. Payas-Samac
                              Extadd: Brgy. Payas-Samac
                              Postal code: 2901
                              Locality: San Nicolas
                              Country code: PHL
                              EMail: nuebg.philippines@gmail.com

                              Description: Northwestern University Ecological Park (NUEBG) was established as a plant diversity conservation facility and repository in the Northwestern Luzon, Philippines. It houses living plant collection as well as an herbarium - The Herbarium of the Northwestern Luzon, Philippines with international code HNUL, including a small collection of preserved natural history specimen.It also preserve seeds and pollen and spores of plants and fungi as part of the Millenium Seedbank Partnership program, and a DNA collecting project as an output of the Global Genome Initiative in 2021-2022. The Botanic Garden was established in 2007, and has been a hub for biodiversity research as it also manages several satellite in situ conservation sites. It is both registered to the BGCI and the IABG, a level IV in the Arboretum Network accreditation. A member of the Southeast Asian Garden Network and the Botanic Gardens and Arboreta Network of the Philippines. The garden's enormous living plant collections houses morethan 230 families of the kingdom Plantae and are used extensively for plant systematics following the latest APG IV classification. This facility is managed by a private university, and has no government financial support.


                                
                              Name: Ocean Genome Legacy
                              City: Nahant
                              CITES code: US 188 (A/P)
                              Member since: 2013-04-21
                              Member status: Core
                              Online since: 2014-01-24
                              No. Records @ GGBN: 108057
                              Contact(s):

                              DNA & Tissue Collection:

                              Title: Ocean Genome Legacy Collection

                              Description: The Ocean Genome Legacy Center (OGL) is a non-profit marine DNA and tissue repository dedicated to exploring and preserving the wealth of information contained in the genomes of endangered, rare, unusual and ecologically critical marine organisms. OGL’s mission is to collect, describe, and preserve genomes from marine species, and to make these materials widely available for scientific research. By providing secure storage and broad public access to genomic materials and a forum for sharing samples, data, and ideas, OGL aims to serve as a catalyst for research that can help to protect marine ecosystems and improve the human condition. Detailed data are available for each specimen listed in our public online catalog.

                              Cite as: OGL Accession ID number [Sxxxxxx]. Ocean Genome Resource Database, The Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Biolabs, Northeastern University. Published on the web at: http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl/catalog/; accessed [date].

                              Provenance: Formerly “Ocean Genome Legacy, Inc.,” OGL became the Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Biolabs at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center on January 1, 2014.

                              Rights: Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) maintains ownership of all materials in its collection unless specifically negotiated as otherwise. Upon distribution to researchers or educators, materials continue to remain the property of OGL. All intellectual property rights are held by the original depositor; any rights to patents, patent applications, trade secrets, commercialization, or other proprietary rights must be negotiated with the depositor and/or OGL. Please refer to the OGL Material Transfer agreement at http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl for a more detailed description of all rights and responsibilities.

                              Usage restrictions: OGL operates under a policy of fair and ethical trade and use, in keeping with principles established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio Earth Summit,1992). The recipient agrees that: 1) Any materials from OGL are to be used for non-commercial research or educational purposes only; 2) Materials will not be used in human subjects, in clinical trials, or for diagnostic purposes involving human subjects; 3) Materials are to be used only under the supervision of the recipient scientist or others working under his/her direct supervision; 4) Materials will not be transferred to any other person or organization; 5) Materials will be used in compliance with applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances; 6) Any exceptions to these restrictions require prior authorization from OGL. Please refer to the OGL Material Transfer agreement at http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl for a more detailed description of all rights and responsibilities.

                              Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                              Conservation status date: 2013-01-09

                              Institution metadata:

                              Ocean Genome Legacy Center
                              Street: 430 Nahant Road
                              Postal code: 01908
                              Locality: Nahant
                              Country code: USA
                              Phone: +1 (617) 373-2576
                              EMail: oglinfo@northeastern.edu
                              Website: www.northeastern.edu/ogl

                              Access rights: Specimens and materials may be deposited to or requested from OGL by any researcher. Materials and data associated with such materials are publicly accessible through our online database at http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl/catalog. Any proposed acquisition entailing restrictions as to title, right of possession, care, loan, or other special restrictions, and all acquisitions requiring special expenditures, shall be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

                              Rights: Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) maintains ownership of all materials in its collection unless specifically negotiated as otherwise. Upon distribution to researchers or educators, materials continue to remain the property of OGL. All intellectual property rights are held by the original depositor; any rights to patents, patent applications, trade secrets, commercialization, or other proprietary rights must be negotiated with the depositor and/or OGL. Please refer to the OGL Material Transfer agreement at http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl for a more detailed description of all rights and responsibilities.

                              Usage restrictions: OGL operates under a policy of fair and ethical trade and use, in keeping with principles established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio Earth Summit,1992). The recipient agrees that: 1) Any materials from OGL are to be used for non-commercial research or educational purposes only; 2) Materials will not be used in human subjects, in clinical trials, or for diagnostic purposes involving human subjects; 3) Materials are to be used only under the supervision of the recipient scientist or others working under his/her direct supervision; 4) Materials will not be transferred to any other person or organization; 5) Materials will be used in compliance with applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances; 6) Any exceptions to these restrictions require prior authorization from OGL. Please refer to the OGL Material Transfer agreement at http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl for a more detailed description of all rights and responsibilities.

                              Description: The Ocean Genome Legacy Center (OGL) is a non-profit marine DNA and tissue repository dedicated to exploring and preserving the wealth of information contained in the genomes of endangered, rare, unusual and ecologically critical marine organisms. OGL’s mission is to collect, describe, and preserve genomes from marine species, and to make these materials widely available for scientific research. By providing secure storage and broad public access to genomic materials and a forum for sharing samples, data, and ideas, OGL aims to serve as a catalyst for research that can help to protect marine ecosystems and improve the human condition. Detailed data are available for each specimen listed in our public online catalog.


                                
                              Name: Odessa National Medical University
                              City: Odessa
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2020-02-18
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                              Institution metadata:

                              Odessa National Medical University
                              Street: Valikhovskiy lane, 2
                              Postal code: 65028
                              Locality: Odesa
                              Country code: UKR
                              Website: https://onmedu.edu.ua/

                              Description: Over the years of independent Ukraine, our university has turned into one of the leading medical universities of the IV level of accreditation. It is a member of the International and European Association of Universities. Due to this, the level of training of students and specialists is close to world standards. Today, about 10 thousand students and trainees study at six faculties and 66 departments of the university, 3000 of them are citizens of 52 foreign countries. Teaching of foreign students is carried out in Russian, Ukrainian and English. Postgraduate education is provided for 250 postgraduate students, trainees, masters and medical residents.


                                
                              Name: Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS), Bethlehem University
                              City: Bethlehem
                              CITES code: not registered
                              Member since: 2023-06-23
                              Member status: Associate
                              Contact(s):

                                Institution metadata:


                                  
                                Name: Randers Regnskov
                                City: Randers
                                CITES code: not registered
                                Member since: 2017-09-14
                                Member status: Associate
                                Contact(s):

                                Institution metadata:


                                  
                                Name: Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
                                City: Rio de Janeiro
                                CITES code: not registered
                                Member since: 2015-11-09
                                Member status: Core
                                Online since: 2020-03-02
                                No. Records @ GGBN: 17619
                                Contact(s):
                                • Luciana Ozorio Franco, email

                                DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                Title: JBRJ`s DNA BANK

                                AlternativeTitle: RB-dna

                                Description: The main criterion for inclusion of samples in the JBRJ DNA Bank is that they come from Brazilian native flora.

                                Rights: The information associated with the JBRJ DNA bank are available under the license CC BY 4.0

                                Usage restrictions: The information associated with the JBRJ DNA bank are available under the license CC BY 4.0

                                Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                                Conservation status date: 2016-01-05

                                Institution metadata:

                                Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden
                                Street: Rua Pacheco Leão 915
                                Extadd: Jardim Botânico
                                Postal code: 22460-030
                                Locality: Rio de Janeiro
                                Country code: BRA
                                Phone: +552132042082
                                EMail: jbrj@jbrj.gov.br
                                Website: http://jbrj.gov.br/

                                Access rights: The information associated with the JBRJ DNA bank are available under the license CC BY 4.0

                                Rights: The information associated with the JBRJ DNA bank are available under the license CC BY 4.0

                                Usage restrictions: The information associated with the JBRJ DNA bank are available under the license CC BY 4.0

                                Description: The Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro arises with the mission of "promote, conduct and disseminate scientific research, with an emphasis on flora, aimed at the conservation and valuation of biodiversity and carry out activities promoting the integration of science, education, culture and nature." - See more at: http://jbrj.gov.br/institucional/quem-somos#sthash.qy2nv309.dpuf


                                  
                                Name: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
                                City: Brussels
                                CITES code: BE 002
                                Member since: 2024-02-01
                                Member status: Observer
                                Contact(s):

                                  Institution metadata:


                                    
                                  Name: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
                                  City: Edinburgh
                                  CITES code: GB 006
                                  Member since: 2015-08-18
                                  Member status: Associate
                                  Contact(s):

                                  Institution metadata:


                                    
                                  Name: Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan
                                  City: Amman
                                  CITES code: not registered
                                  Member since: 2021-10-22
                                  Member status: Associate
                                  Contact(s):

                                    Institution metadata:


                                      
                                    Name: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
                                    City: London
                                    CITES code: GB 005
                                    Member since: 2013-09-25
                                    Member status: Core
                                    Online since: 2014-06-10
                                    No. Records @ GGBN: 4200
                                    Contact(s):

                                    DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                    Title: DNA & Tissue Bank

                                    Description: The DNA bank at Kew is the largest of its kind in the world, with more than 40,000 accessions of plant genomic DNA, representing about 32,500 species of vascular plants, almost 6,000 genera and most families. Because the bank reflects the different projects that were conducted in the lab since its establishment, the orchid collection is particularly well represented with more than 5,500 species, about a quarter of all orchid species known to science. The main sources of new DNA samples routinely included in the bank come from projects either lead by Kew scientists or undertaken by visiting researchers in collaboration with Kew staff. Kew

                                    Related collections: The collection also include about 1500 silica-gel dried samples; this part of the collection is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years ( ca. 5000 accessions per year).

                                    Rights: _)_

                                    Usage restrictions: _)_

                                    Institution metadata:

                                    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
                                    Street: -
                                    Postal code: TW9 3DS
                                    Locality: Richmond
                                    Country code: GBR
                                    EMail: dnabank@kew.org
                                    Website: http://apps.kew.org/dnabank/homepage.html

                                    Access rights: _)_

                                    Rights: _)_

                                    Usage restrictions: _)_

                                    Description: RBG Kew can be considered unique among botanic gardens and museums because of its size, history and scope. It is an international visitor attraction and a world-acclaimed scientific institution holding the world's largest collections of plants and fungi, living and preserved, and major databases of plant biodiversity data. RBG Kew's primary focus is science-based conservation to enhance the quality of life. This involves an ongoing mix of basic and applied science, mostly focused on collections and associated databases. The breadth of RBG Kew's plant collections is matched by the scope of its international partnerships and unparalleded access to plant science expertise around the globe. RBG Kew conducts research into many seemingly "blue skies" areas but differs in the applications of the data produced by such enquiries to problems in managing effective conservation programmes in the field and restoring and/or repairing sites damaged by human activity and climate change. This is the basis for our claim to be a "science-based conservation organisation working on the world stage".


                                      
                                    Name: Royal Museum for Central Africa
                                    City: Tervuren
                                    CITES code: BE 001
                                    Member since: 2015-07-15
                                    Member status: Associate
                                    Contact(s):

                                    Institution metadata:

                                    Royal Museum for Central Africa
                                    Street: Leuvensesteenweg 13
                                    Postal code: 3080
                                    Locality: Tervuren
                                    Country code: BEL
                                    Phone: (+32) 02 769 52 11
                                    Fax: (+32) 02 769 52 42
                                    EMail: info@africamuseum.be
                                    Website: http://www.africamuseum.be/home

                                    Access rights: _)_

                                    Rights: _)_

                                    Usage restrictions: _)_

                                    Description: The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) is known for being one of the world’s most beautiful and impressive museums devoted to Africa. Since its founding in 1898, its task has been to preserve and manage collections, carry out scientific research, and disseminate knowledge to a wide audience through its scientific, educational, and museological activities. The RMCA plays an active role in the sustainable development of Africa, and aspires to be a centre for collaboration and reflection on today's Africa and the challenges it faces. Our collections, noted for their diversity, are of enormous scientific value and are unique in many ways. Large portions have now been digitised and made available to researchers the world over.


                                      
                                    Name: Royal Ontario Museum
                                    City: Toronto
                                    CITES code: CA 006
                                    Member since: 2015-12-04
                                    Member status: Associate
                                    Contact(s):

                                    DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                    Title: Mammalogy

                                    Description: Primarily tissues frozen in liquid nitrogen in the field and transferred to -80C ultracold freezers for long-term storage. Some samples preserved in 95% ethanol.

                                    Known to contain types

                                    Rights: _)_

                                    Usage restrictions: _)_

                                    Institution metadata:

                                    Royal Ontario Museum
                                    Street: 100 Queen's Park
                                    Postal code: M5S 2C6
                                    Locality: Toronto
                                    Country code: CAN
                                    Phone: 1-416-586-8000
                                    EMail: info@rom.on.ca
                                    Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/en#/gallery/recent

                                    Access rights: _)_

                                    Rights: _)_

                                    Usage restrictions: _)_

                                    Description: The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.


                                      
                                    Name: Senckenberg Frankfurt and BiK-F
                                    City: Frankfurt
                                    CITES code: DE 206-70
                                    Member since: 2013-05-28
                                    Member status: Core
                                    Online since: 2013-05-28
                                    No. Records @ GGBN: 6817
                                    Contact(s):
                                    • Senckenberg DNA Bank team, email
                                    • Christian Printzen, email

                                    DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                    Title: DNA bank of the SGN and Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (BiK-F)

                                    Description: The DNA Bank of the SGN and the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (BiK-F) stores isolated genomic DNA of all organismal groups.

                                    Known to contain types

                                    Related collections: botanical, mycological and zoological collections of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung (SGN)

                                    Rights: _)_

                                    Usage restrictions: _)_

                                    Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

                                    Conservation status date: 2013-08-15

                                    Institution metadata:

                                    Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung
                                    Street: Senckenberganlage 25
                                    Postal code: D-60325
                                    Locality: Frankfurt am Main
                                    Country code: DEU
                                    Phone: +49 69 75420
                                    Fax: +49 69 746238
                                    EMail: info@senckenberg.de
                                    Website: http://www.senckenberg.de

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                                    Description: Under the roof of the SGN, 6 research institutes and 3 natural history museums conduct research in bio- and geosciences.


                                      
                                    Name: Senckenberg Görlitz
                                    City: Görlitz
                                    CITES code: DE 216-02
                                    Member since: 2015-04-18
                                    Member status: Associate
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                                    Name: Southern China DNA Barcoding Center, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
                                    City: Kunming
                                    CITES code: CN 005
                                    Member since: 2018-08-23
                                    Member status: Associate
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                                    Southern China DNA Barcoding Center
                                    Street: 32 JIAOCHANG DONGLU
                                    Postal code: 650223
                                    Locality: Kunming
                                    Country code: CHN
                                    Access rights: _)_

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                                    Description: The Southern China DNA Barcoding Center (SCDBC) is the only Central Node of the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) in Asia and provides sequencing, bioinformatics, and biorepository training to researchers across the region.


                                      
                                    Name: Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
                                    City: Tel Aviv-Yafo
                                    CITES code: IL 001
                                    Member since: 2020-02-10
                                    Member status: Core
                                    Online since: 2022-04-08
                                    No. Records @ GGBN: 10086
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                                    The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
                                    Street: 12 Klausner Street
                                    Postal code: 6997801
                                    Locality: Tel Aviv
                                    Country code: ISR
                                    Phone: +972 3 6407070
                                    EMail: smnh@tauex.tau.ac.il
                                    Website: https://smnh.tau.ac.il/en/

                                    Description: The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History (SMNHTAU) is a recognized National Research and a Central Research Infrastructure. With >90% of the country’s taxonomists and with three active Centers charged with surveying and monitoring Israel’s nature, is the most active hub of biodiversity research in Israel. It is home of the National Collections of Natural History with over 5.5 million scientific specimens that record the biodiversity of the region over the past century.


                                      
                                    Name: Swedish Museum of Natural History/Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
                                    City: Stockholm
                                    CITES code: SE 001
                                    Member since: 2015-05-05
                                    Member status: Associate
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                                    DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                    Title: Environmental Specimen Bank

                                    AlternativeTitle: ESB

                                    Description: The ESB has one of the oldest and greatest collections of environmental specimens in the world. The oldest samples are collected in the mid-1960s, and for some species continuous series of samples from the late 1960s up to now are stored.The ESB has at its disposal tissue samples from more than 260,000 organisms, mostly from animals but also from plants (moss). The majority of the samples are stored at -30 °C and -80 °C. Some types of samples are stored dry at room temperature.

                                    Cite as: Environmental Specimen Bank of the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

                                    Usage restrictions: Head of the project is obliged to mention the origin of the samples (Environmental Specimen Bank, Swedish Museum of Natural History) in publications and send a sample of the publication/report, without no expense, to Swedish Museum of Natural History, Ylva Lind

                                    Conservation status: Identified, integrated, and adequately curated.

                                    Conservation status date: 2017-06-19

                                    Institution metadata:

                                    Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
                                    Street: Frescativägen 40
                                    Postal code: SE- 114 18
                                    Locality: Stockholm
                                    Country code: SWE
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                                    Description: The Swedish Museum of Natural History is a major research institute that combines a venerable tradition with modern working methods. NRMs invaluable collections of more than 10 million biological, paleontological and geological specimens constitute an amazing archive of the natural world. The collections have a broad taxonomic, temporal and spatial span and comprise many types and unique collections. State-of-the-art equipment and dedicated laboratories enable high-quality research on the collections and in related areas, including genetic analyses of ancient DNA and elaborate geological and geochemical analyses. The scientific relevance of NRM’s research in biological and geological diversity is nationally and internationally outstanding. The combination of scientifically important collections, excellent expertise and advanced analytical equipment creates a stimulating environment that attracts annually several hundred international visiting scientists. NRM is and has been actively involved in many EC-funded research and training projects. It is one of the largest partners in SYNTHESYS since its beginning in FP6. NRM regularly hosts Marie Sklodowska Curie fellows. The museum has taken a prominent role in collaborative initiatives in Europe and globally, such as CETAF, GBIF, FishBase, CBOL and IUCN, and in the national Infrastructures LifeWatch, Vega Centre and NORDSIM. There is dedicated administration staff that assists grant holders with project contractual and financial management and reporting. NRM scientists also participate in teaching at universities, graduate schools and NGO organisations, which provides excellent outreach platforms. Currently, around 40 graduate students from both Swedish and foreign universities are supervised by NRM staff.


                                      
                                    Name: The Huntington
                                    City: San Marino
                                    CITES code: US 065 (P)
                                    Member since: 2021-10-22
                                    Member status: Core
                                    Online since: 2023-06-13
                                    No. Records @ GGBN: 772
                                    Contact(s):

                                      Institution metadata:

                                      The Huntington, Botanical Gardens
                                      Street: 1151 Oxford Rd.
                                      Postal code: 91108
                                      Locality: San Marino
                                      Country code: USA
                                      Website: https://huntington.org/

                                      Description: The Huntington Botanical Gardens living collections comprise over 29,000 taxa representing some 16,000 species. This diverse collection is cultivated in twenty-one named gardens across 160 acres of public space, which also include art museums and a research library. Examples of core botanical collections include Agavaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Camellia, Cycadales, Euphorbiaceae, Magnolia, Orchidaceae, and Rosa, among others. Research programs at the Gardens include molecular systematics and conservation genetics and a tissue culture/cryopreservation program. The Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT) contains over 10,000 specimens of vascular plants from around the world, with particular emphasis on plants from Mexico, Central America and South America. Important collections include those of F. Boutin, J. P. Folsom, D. R. Hodel, D. de Laubenfels, M. Kimnach and R. Moran. Plant families well-represented include Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and desert plants worldwide. Our tissue and DNA banks are a growing representation of our living collections as well as material from collecting expeditions and research-based field work.


                                        
                                      Name: Tooro Botanical Gardens
                                      City: Fort Portal
                                      CITES code: not registered
                                      Member since: 2021-05-04
                                      Member status: Core
                                      Online since: 2022-03-17
                                      No. Records @ GGBN: 275
                                      Contact(s):
                                      • Mutegeki Alislam Said Musa, email

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                                      Name: Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes
                                      City: Aguascalientes
                                      CITES code: not registered
                                      Member since: 2018-06-14
                                      Member status: Associate
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                                      Institution metadata:

                                      Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, DNA Bank of the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes
                                      Street: Avenida Universidad 940
                                      Pobox: 20138
                                      Extadd: Ciudad Universitaria
                                      Postal code: 20138
                                      Locality: Aguascalientes
                                      Country code: MEX
                                      Phone: +52 (449) 910-7400, ext. 334

                                      Access rights: In person visits are by appointment only. Specific locality information for threatened, endangered or otherwise sensitive plant species may be withheld, depending upon the discretion of DNA Bank of the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes staff.

                                      Rights: The Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes reserves all intellectual and property rights of accessioned objects.

                                      Description: The DNA Bank of the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (ADUAA) was implemented in 2017, it consists of an organized collection of tissue samples and genetic material.Until now the ADNUAA shelter mas de 2000 samples of of vascular plants and lichens of Mexico. Every accession is linked to a herbarium specimen (held at Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes Herbarium)


                                        
                                      Name: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
                                      City: Mexico City
                                      CITES code: MX006; MX007
                                      Member since: 2019-10-15
                                      Member status: Observer
                                      Contact(s):
                                      • Gerardo A. Salazar, email

                                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                      Title: Herbario Nacional

                                      AlternativeTitle: MEXU

                                      Description: The Herbario Nacional (MEXU by its acronym in the Index Herbariorum), under the custody of the Instituto de Biología of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), holds ca. 1.6 million specimens in six collections, namely Algae, Bryophytes, Fungi, Historical Collection, Lichens, and Vascular Plants (the latter including subcollections Fruits and Seeds, Types, and Xylotheque). Nearly 1.3 million specimens are available online, in most cases including a high-resolution digital image, in our web platform IBdata 3 (www.ibdata.ib.unam.mx) and also through UNAM´s open data portal (https://datosabiertos.unam.mx/).

                                      Cite as: Herbario Nacional (MEXU), Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

                                      Known to contain types

                                      Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

                                      Conservation status date: 2022-09-29

                                      Institution metadata:

                                      Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Herbario Nacional
                                      Street: Circuito Zona Deportiva s.n.
                                      Pobox: 70-367
                                      Extadd: Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán
                                      Postal code: 04510
                                      Locality: Mexico City
                                      Country code: MEX
                                      Phone: +52 55 56229070
                                      EMail: gasc@ib.unam.mx
                                      Website: https://www.ib.unam.mx/

                                      Description: The Instituto de Biología of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IBUNAM), located in the main university campus in Mexico City, has as its mission conducting scientific research on the origin, maintenance, interactions, geographical distribution, current composition, rational usage, and conservation of biological diversity. As part of a public higher education institution, is also participates actively in teaching at the graduate and post-graduate levels and in public outreach of science. It holds ten national zoological collections, the national herbarium, and UNAM\'s botanical garden, besides two field stations located in the wet tropical forest region of Veracruz and the seasonally dry tropical forest of Jalisco, respectively.


                                        
                                      Name: Universidad Nacional de Colombia / National University of Colombia
                                      City: Bogota
                                      CITES code: CO 001
                                      Member since: 2021-03-29
                                      Member status: Core
                                      Online since: 2023-01-16
                                      No. Records @ GGBN: 3091
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                                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                      Title: Parasite-Host Relationship Study Group/Grupo de Estudio Relación Parásito-Hospedero

                                      AlternativeTitle: GERPH

                                      Description: Biobank of blood and DNA from amphibian, reptiles, birds, mammals and their hemoparasites from Apicomplexan, Kinetiplastida and Nematoda taxa. Samples are stored in ethanol, SET buffer or EDTA at -20°C. DNA extracted from some infected and non-infected vertebrate are resuspended in TE and stored at -20°C. GERPH collection also has microscopic preparations as specimen voucher material and photographic record of the hosts.

                                      Known to contain types

                                      Rights: The measured use of blood or other tissue and DNA samples can be carried out within specific agreements with other collections or multidisciplinary or inter-institutional research projects. Authorships for products from such inter-institutional research projects which involves researches from Universidad Nacional de Colombia would be discussed in the proposal of projects. The transferred samples should be used only for the agreed purposes and by the people who signed the agreement directly; once the studies finish, any remaining samples should be destroyed. Credits of origin of the samples must be provided to the GERPH collection in the databases and publications or research that use the collection's material.

                                      Usage restrictions: The transference of samples to foreign collections or laboratories should follow the export processing applicable for non-CITES species. Species samples in any CITES appendix could be exported if the researcher carry out the corresponding export process with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development or another competent authority. Other intentions of use, such as biological prospecting, industrial application, or commercial use, require that the researcher or their institution do the processes for a contract to genetic resources access with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development or the competent authority. Following the Nagoya Protocol application about genetic resources access and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from its use. The materials transferred to an institution may NOT be fully or partially shared with a third institution or researchers without first consulting directly with GERPH collection and managing the resulting agreements. Failure to adhere to these terms during or after carrying out the studies with the transferred material reported by third parties or detected, for example, through scientific publications, will be redirected to the Universidad Nacional de Colombia's legal and Intellectual Property office, the university is the custodian of the samples.

                                      Institution metadata:

                                      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Biología
                                      Street: Carrera 30 # 45-03
                                      Extadd: Edif. 421
                                      Postal code: 111321
                                      Locality: Bogota
                                      Country code: COL
                                      Phone: 57 1 3165000 ext 11338/11352
                                      EMail: adgonzalezg@unal.edu.co
                                      Website: http://168.176.14.175/index.php?id=3177

                                      Access rights: The Biological collection can provide specimens for developing research and exchange specimens with other national or international biological collections. For the latter, agreements or contracts must be signed beforehand. The use must be exclusively for scientific activities such as generating new molecular knowledge for systematic, taxonomy, ecology, evolutionary, or biogeography, with non-commercial purposes. Tissue, blood, and DNA samples are a finite resource, so their access is at the curators' discretion. Depending on the amount of sample per species available in the collection in order to maximize its preservation. DNA samples transference should be consulted with the curator by email to icsti_nal@unal.edu.co with a copy to nemattac@unal.edu.co. If the transfer is possible, the interested should sign the material transfer agreement available below, and the material mobility procedures will begin.

                                      Rights: The measured use of blood or other tissue and DNA samples can be carried out within specific agreements with other collections or multidisciplinary or inter-institutional research projects. Authorships for products from such inter-institutional research projects which involves researches from Universidad Nacional de Colombia would be discussed in the proposal of projects. The transferred samples should be used only for the agreed purposes and by the people who signed the agreement directly; once the studies finish, any remaining samples should be destroyed. Credits of origin of the samples must be provided to the GERPH collection in the databases and publications or research that use the collection's material.

                                      Usage restrictions: Transference of samples will require signing a specific interinstitutional agreement. The transference of samples to foreign collections or laboratories should follow the export processing applicable for non-CITES species. Species samples in any CITES appendix could be exported if the researcher carry out the corresponding export process with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development or another competent authority. Other intentions of use, such as biological prospecting, industrial application, or commercial use, require that the researcher or their institution do the processes for a contract to genetic resources access with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development or the competent authority. Following the Nagoya Protocol application about genetic resources access and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from its use. The materials transferred to an institution may NOT be fully or partially shared with a third institution or researchers without first consulting directly with GERPH collection and managing the resulting agreements. Failure to adhere to these terms during or after carrying out the studies with the transferred material reported by third parties or detected, for example, through scientific publications, will be redirected to the Universidad Nacional de Colombia's legal and Intellectual Property office, the university is the custodian of the samples.

                                      Description: The National University of Colombia is an public entity of superior education with three axes of action, education, extension and research. As part of this last axis, biological research are developed providing material and relying on biological collections. The biology department houses the Host-Parasite Relationship Study Group collection (GERPH) which focuses on parasitic symbiotic relationships between blood-infecting taxa and their wildlife vertebrate hosts.


                                        
                                      Name: Universidade Estadual de Campinas
                                      City: Campinas
                                      CITES code: not registered
                                      Member since: 2014-06-26
                                      Member status: Associate
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                                      Institution metadata:

                                      Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, University of Campinas UNICAMP
                                      Street: Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz
                                      Pobox: 6171
                                      Extadd: Barao Geraldo
                                      Postal code: 13083970
                                      Locality: Campinas
                                      Country code: BRA
                                      Phone: 551921392892
                                      Fax: 551921392852
                                      EMail: glynmara@gmail.com
                                      Website: http://www.cpqba.unicamp.br/cpma/

                                      Rights: The mission of CPMA - Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is collection, identification, preservation and exchange of biological species with potential application in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetics industries. CPMA has a strong involvement in scientific research and technology development, using techniques and processes that certify the quality of the biological material are in accordance with the Brazilian laws, regulations and policies.

                                      Description: CPMA was established in 1989, at CPQBA - Chemical, Biological and Agricultural Pluridisciplinary Research Center, at UNICAMP - Campinas State University, in the city of Paulinia, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first species were donated by the University of Brasilia and CENARGEN – Genetic Resources and Biotechnology Research Center of EMBRAPA – Brazilian National Agricultural Research Company. Since then, the Collection has received donations from various research institutions, private farmers and kept samplings from several research projects The Collection has approximately 3.000 specimens (650 species and 78 botanical families) of wild and domesticated medicinal and aromatic plants from different regions of Brazil and the world. CPMA is one of the main bases for scientific research and technology development by CPQBA-UNICAMP and Brazilian and International partner institutions. The species arrive at the Collection, in most cases, with information on their biological characteristics and folk uses, what supports research and development, processes of domestication and scientific evaluation. All information is available in a database online documentation with photos; the data are available in Splink and IABIN network. CPMA is approved since 2005 as a Trusted Biorepository by the Brazilian Federal Environment Ministry and became an associate member of the GGBN - Global Genomic Biodiversity Network in 2014.


                                        
                                      Name: University of California CALeDNA Program
                                      City: Los Angeles
                                      CITES code: US 146 (A)
                                      Member since: 2019-06-18
                                      Member status: Associate
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                                      Name: University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
                                      City: Lawrence
                                      CITES code: US 009 (A/P)
                                      Member since: 2017-06-21
                                      Member status: Core
                                      Online since: 2020-01-06
                                      No. Records @ GGBN: 14610
                                      Contact(s):

                                      DNA & Tissue Collection:

                                      Title: University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute ichthyology tissue collection

                                      AlternativeTitle: KUBI fish tissue collection

                                      Description: The University of Kansas Ichthyology frozen tissue collection continues to expand rapidly and has broad representation of both marine and freshwater fish diversity - 11,000 individual tissue samples from 2384 taxa (297 families and 1077 genera) and 38 countries (Australia, Belize, Ethiopia, Fiji, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa and Tonga etc., as well as oceanic localities). The collections and the scope of research activities in the division continue to grow due to the ongoing activities of ichthyology staff and students. The collection is used by national and international researchers as well as by state and federal agencies. The Division of Ichthyology is designated as a Regional Center in the Midwest and Great Plains Regions (Collette & Lachner 1976, Copeia 1976: 625-642; Poss and Collette 1995, Copeia 1995: 48-70) and is among the top twenty ichthyological collections in the country. Almost 60% of the specimens in the collection are from the Great Plains Region. The collection is an important resource for anyone interested in the region’s fishes. The data concerning these faunas are not extensively duplicated by other ichthyological collections. The tissue collection comprises tissue samples originally collected in liquid nitrogen, DMSO and ethanol and stored in state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen dewars at -170°C. The tissues are made up mostly of muscle tissue but also includes, liver and other internal organs, fin clips and whole specimens. A large proportion of our collection has vouchers held either at KU or at other collections. The provenance of these vouchers is indicated in the database

                                      Related collections: University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute fish voucher collection (KUI)

                                      Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en_US

                                      Usage restrictions: Usage restrictions for individual collections should be investigated by accessing the individual collection pages for those divisions at http://biodiversity.ku.edu.

                                      Conservation status: Physical curation complete, individual specimen label data captured.

                                      Conservation status date: 2017-08-23

                                      Institution metadata:

                                      University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute
                                      Street: 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
                                      Pobox: 66045
                                      Extadd: Dyche hall
                                      Postal code: 66045
                                      Locality: Lawrence
                                      Country code: USA
                                      Phone: 7858643863
                                      Fax: 7858643863
                                      EMail: biodiversity@ku.edu
                                      Website: http://biodiversity.ku.edu/

                                      Access rights: http://biodiversity.ku.edu/research/university-kansas-biodiversity-institute-data-publication-and-use-norms

                                      Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en_US

                                      Usage restrictions: Usage restrictions for individual collections should be investigated by accessing the individual collection pages for those divisions at http://biodiversity.ku.edu.

                                      Description: The KU Biodiversity Institute studies the life of the planet for the benefit of the Earth and its inhabitants. The institute, including the KU Natural History Museum, accomplishes this mission through the acquisition, curation and study of collections of plants, animals, fossil material and cultural artifacts for undergraduate, graduate and public education, as well as research and public and professional service. The Biodiversity Institute’s worldwide collection of almost 9 million specimens and 1.2 million archeological artifacts encompass the study of archaeology, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, mammals, plants, parasites, insects, and fossil plants and animals. More than 100 research scientists and graduate students in the institute study the species, ecosystems, evolution and cultures of the planet. They use this information to model and forecast environmental phenomena that are critical to human well-being, including threatened and endangered species, the potential spread of diseases and pest species, and the effect of climate change on Earth’s biodiversity and habitats. The KU Natural History Museum is home to four floors of public exhibits including the historic Panorama; live snakes and insects; vertebrate and invertebrate fossils; parasites and microbes; and the flora and fauna of the Great Plains. The museum provides content-rich, hands-on informal science learning for school groups in grades K–12. These programs have reached more than 40,000 participants over the past decade. The museum also offers a wide range of public programs and events.


                                        
                                      Name: University of Karachi, Center for Plant Conservation
                                      City: Karachi City
                                      CITES code: not registered
                                      Member since: 2019-07-08
                                      Member status: Associate
                                      Contact(s):

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                                      Name: University of Torino
                                      City: Turin
                                      CITES code: IT 028
                                      Member since: 2019-09-13
                                      Member status: Associate
                                      Contact(s):

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                                      Name: Vietnam National Museum of Nature
                                      City: Hanoi
                                      CITES code: not registered
                                      Member since: 2016-12-16
                                      Member status: Associate
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                                      Name: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
                                      City: New Haven
                                      CITES code: US 048 (A/P)
                                      Member since: 2018-11-06
                                      Member status: Associate
                                      Contact(s):

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