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Herbarium GB collaborates with a number of national and international institutions whose aim are to improve the accessibility of biological collections and promote their importance for research.

Swedish Species Information Centre

Swedish Species Information Centre accumulates, analyses and disseminates information concerning biodiversity in Sweden. The Centre also provide financial support for natural history collections and is the herbarium's principal external financial supporter over the past 15 years.


The CETAF network comprises 34 members representing 60 of the largest European taxonomic institutions. CETAF aims to promote training, research and understanding in systematic biology, and inform about collections and expertise among its member institutions across Europe. Since 2012, Herbarium GB forms a West Swedish CETAF node, Gothenburg Consortium for Taxonomic Facilities (GTCF) together with Gothenburg Botanical Garden and The Gothenburg Museum of Natural History.


DINA (Digital Information System for Natural History Data) is a project with the objective to develop a common collection management system. It will replace a heterogeneous collection of unsustainable in-house databases with a modern, web-based national system. This ongoing project is run by the Swedish Museum of Natural History, and Herbarium GB is a member of the steering group.


Global Plants Initiative (GPI) is an international project with the purpose to make available images of type material from all over the world. Types are extra important specimens that serve as references for names of species and other taxa. Herbarium GB has, with financial support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, scanned almost 3000 specimens within this project. All data and images are brought together and published by JSTOR Global Plants.


Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international research infrastructure whose mission is to make worldwide biodiversity data freely available. There are about 50 GBIF nodes that gather information in a database searchable via a web portal. GBIF-Sweden, located at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, gathers and forwards data about specimens and observations from Swedish natural history museums, herbaria and research centres. Almost 160 000 registered specimens from Herbarium GB can be found in the GBIF database.


Herbarium GB is one of 13 collaboration partners of Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC). The centre aims to link science and society around biodiversity, and enhance and accelerate biodiversity research through four pillars: exploration, education, research, and preservation. The centre is hosted by University of Gothenburg.


SAMSA is a working group within NAMSA, a co-operation organisation of Swedish natural history museums, which was formed in 2003. One of the main tasks of SAMSA is to co-ordinate the national development and identify needs for institutions with natural history collections.

CETAF meeting

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