The ADBC solicitation invites proposals for the creation of a Home Unifying Biocollections (HUB). Specifically,
The national HUB will coordinate the digitization effort, fostering partnerships, training, and innovations, facilitating workflows, serving as a central site for integrating data and techniques, monitoring data online in a timely manner and regular schedule, and establishing cohesion and interconnectivity among digitization projects funded by this program or other existing digitization activities. In addition, the HUB will coordinate activities with the thematic collections networks, described below, enable ongoing communication between partners in the digitization activity, and help to identify gaps and priorities for digitization efforts. Innovative proposals for this entity are strongly encouraged and can come from a single institution, an institution with partners through subawards, a virtual organization, or other creative models that will provide unity and oversight for the national resource.
Are you planning to submit a HUB proposal? Would you like to collaborate on a HUB proposal? Do you have any questions or ideas about the HUB or the ADBC solicitation? Please let us know using the comment string.
If you are planning a proposal, please let us know, at a high level, what you propose to accomplish, how you intend to create a HUB, and the philosophy(ies) behind your actions (e.g., how you would engage the community or TCNs?).
An open and frank conversation with the community will only make the HUB a welcome asset to our work with collections and informatics.