J-GLOBAL ID:202010005211990646   Research Resource code:NBDC01997 Update date:Nov. 14, 2021


Owning Organization:
  • BioVeL
  • Encyclopedia of Life
  • Natural History Museum
  • Pensoft Publishers
  • BHL (The Biodiversity Heritage Library)
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Resource classification: Data,Database
Tag (data type)  (3): Bibliography/Documents ,  Taxonomy ,  Portal
Species (1): All (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 1)
Scratchpads are an online virtual research environment for biodiversity scientists, allowing anyone to share their data and create their own research networks. Sites are hosted at the Natural History Museum London, and offered freely to any scientist that completes an online registration form.
Sites can focus on specific taxonomic groups, or the biodiversity of a biogeographic region, or indeed any aspect of natural history. Scratchpads are also suitable for societies or for managing and presenting projects. Key features of Scratchpads include: tools to manage biological classifications, bibliography management, media (images, video and audio), rich taxon pages (with structured descriptions, specimen records, and distribution data), and character matrices. Scratchpads support various ways of communicating with site members and visitors such as blogs, forums, newsletters and a commenting system. Translations of the Scratchpad software are available via our localisation server and site content can be created in multiple languages.
Source: FAIRsharing
Record maintainer: See the corresponding part in the FAIRsharing record
Record license: Creative Commons Attribution and Share-alike (CC-BY-SA) International 4.0 license

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