Program Officer Sought for Advances in Digitization of Biological Collections
The Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation is advertising for a program officer position to manage the program Advances in Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC). For information about the scope of the program, visit the program web site at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgmsumm.jsp?pimsid=503559&org=EF&from=home.
The ADBC program began in 2010 as a result of the community strategic plan for a National Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA). The program supports some of the NIBA goals, specifically increasing access to the wealth of information contained in vouchered biological specimens and associated metadata through digitization and providing a central resource for access to the data (iDigBio). For information about the NIBA strategic plan and implementation plan, see http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/news/scientistscallforgreateraccesstobiodiversityresourcesdata.html where the links to community efforts are provided. For information about the goals and activities of iDigBio, see www.iDigBio.org.
The position for Program Officer for the ADBC program is being advertised as both a permanent position and as a temporary position.