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Permits, contracts and their terms for biodiversity specimens

Research output: Contribution to journalA2: International peer reviewed article (not A1-type)peer-review

  • Edmund K. Schiller
  • Karin Wiltschke-Schrotta
  • Eva Häffner
  • Jutta Buschbom
  • Frederik Leliaert
  • Breda M. Zimkus
  • John B. Dickie
  • Suzete R. Gomes
  • Chris H.C. Lyal
  • Daniel Mulcahy
  • Alan Paton
  • Gabi Droege
We present two different typologies of legal/contractual information in the context of natural history objects: the Biodiversity Permit/Contract Typology categorises permits and contracts, and the Typology of Legal/Contractual Terms for Biodiversity Specimens categorises the terms within permits and contracts. The Typologies have been developed under the EU-funded SYNTHESYS+ project with the participation of experts from outside the consortium. The document further addresses a possible technical integration of these typologies into the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo). The implementation in the DiSSCo data model is outlined and a concrete use case is presented to show how conditions, e.g. the Typology of Legal/Contractual Terms, can be introduced into the DiSSCo Electronic Loans and Visits System (ElViS). Finally, we give an outlook on the next steps to develop the typologies into a standard that supports compliance with legal and contractual obligations within the wider community of natural science collections.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere114366
JournalResearch Ideas and Outcomes
Publication statusPublished - 2024




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