• 23rd Oct, 2018

    ICEDIG, a European project with strong involvement from CETAF and its member institutions, promotes innovation and consolidation in digitisation of Natural History Collections by making its project results openly available for all interested readers.

    New outcomes will be published intermittently on the ICEDIG website and other Academic Social Networks such as ResearchGate or Zenodo as soon as they become available.

  • 11th Sep, 2018

    On Tuesday 11 September DiSSCO was officially introduced as a priority Research Infrastructure on the 2018 European roadmap during the ESFRI Launch Ceremony at the Aula der Wissenschaften in Vienna.

  • 21st Aug, 2018


    Great news reached the CETAF offices late last week as two more of the projects proposals CETAF had teamed up for haven been successfully evaluated for funding by the European Commission. Both projects, SYNTHESYS+ and ENVRI-FAIR will in their own ways contribute to the further development of the research landscape in the environmental domain and support the development of the research infrastructure DiSSCo.

  • 13th Jul, 2018

    SAVE THE DATE: From 21 to 25 October 2019, CETAF will, together with DiSSCo, TDWG, and GBIF organise the BIODIVERSITY_NEXT conference at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, The Netherlands.

  • 04th Jul, 2018

    Late on Friday (29/06) afternoon CETAF received the great news that ESFRI has formally accepted the DiSSCo initiative on its 2018 roadmap update, making European Natural Science Collection a recognised priority research infrastructure, supporting scientific excellence and innovation towards urgent societal challenges.

  • 27th Jun, 2018

  • 18th Jun, 2018


    On the 7th of June, the European Commission published its first proposal for the 9th Research and innovation Framework (FP9) which will follow Horizon 2020 and will cover the years 2021 - 2027. The Commission proposes a total budget of 100 billion Euros for the "Horizon Europe" programme on research and innovation.

  • 30th Apr, 2018


    On 25-26 April 2018, CETAF held its 43rd binannual General Meeting at the Natural History Museum in London. Welcoming statements were held by Ian Owens, the museum's Director of Science, along with Michelle Price, who chaired the two-day meeting. Prior to the actual meeting, participants were given a tour of the scientific facilities of the museum, with a special attention to the imaging facilities, research labs and archival resources.  

  • 19th Apr, 2018
    Photo courtesy of University of Florida 


  • 21st Mar, 2018


    In the wake of the CETAF43 General Meeting at the Natural History Museum, London, a special workshop will be dedicated to the issue of “Implementation of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Legislation” on Friday 27th April 2018.