The Advanced Computing and Information Systems lab (ACIS, the iDigBio cyberinfrastructure partner, received an EAGER award from NSF. Written in response to the Advancing Long-term Reuse of Scientific Data Dear Colleague letter, the goal will be to examine identifier practices and quantify how those practices influence our ability to link data together into graphs with recommendations for future improvements. Over the next two years we will be assembling open biodiversity data, constructing graphs of relationships, and reporting on our successes and challenges. This proposal came as a direct result of our experiences in the Global Unified Open Data Access collaboration (GUODA) between ACIS, iDigBio, the Encyclopedia of Life, the Ronin Institute, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and independent developer Jorrit Poelen.
You can read the award announcement at NSF.