The Tropical Research Institute, based in Lisbon, was designated by the Foundation for Science and Technology to be the Portuguese Node of GBIF. The protocol signed by both institutions provides for the development of an bilingual Internet portal, the promotion of GBIF at national level, installation and management of infrastructure and information systems for the storage of databases, the assessment of the state of digitization of biological collections, conducting training and dissemination of GBIF activities along the CPLP countries.
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The Portuguese Node of GBIF, through its participation in the european project H2020 EGI-Engage, is seeking for a collaborator in computer sciences. The research grant contract will run for 9 months and requires a degree in computer sciences. The collaborator will support the implementation and maintenance of the system Atlas of Living Australia in the context of biodiversity data for Portugal.