Develop strategic priorities for barcoding of NH collections
Summary and key recommendations
DNA barcoding involves the standardised use of DNA sequences to tell species apart. This report explores the feasibility and strategic use of natural history collections for DNA barcoding and wider genomic approaches for discriminating among species. The report is based on discussions at the International Barcode of Life Conference in Guelph, Canada (August 2015) and a workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK (September 2015), supported by further dialogue and literature surveys.
Working alongside members of IBOL, create a common strategy for prioritising the barcoding of NH collections. Host workshop of NH institutions and key IBOL members to achieve this aim. CETAF, SPNHC, CPB, ECBOL and LifeWatch will be used to recruit institutions outside the Consortium to adopt the policy, ensuring a coordinated action across Europe.