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Virtual research environments — a web-based content management software (based on Drupal) which facilitates the organisation and publication of biodiversity data (mobilisation, structuring, linking and dissemination of taxon-centric information)

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Scratchpads are targeted towards managing and sharing small pieces of data pertaining to taxa / biodiversity. However, the system does have batch import functions and can read csv files of classifications, bibliographies, taxon descriptions, etc. and readily integrate them into the system. Given the increased introduction of biodiversity 'Data Paper' into the publication domain, EU BON should seek to enhance the integration of Scratchpads, e.g. importing 'taxon pages' that are already DwC Archives enabled.

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