Help us unlock the data from our Bryophyte and Lichen specimens!

WeDigBio Fall 2021 – October 15 – 16, 2021 – COMPLETED!

Thank you to all of our amazing WeDigBio volunteers!

Together you helped us to transcribe over 4,000 bryophyte and lichen specimens during the event! This data is now available to researchers, educators, and students around the world!

We hope to see you all in April 2022 for the next WeDigBio event. If you would like to continue to help us with the project in the meantime, see below for newly added GLOBAL labels.

How to Help

How to Create a Crowdsourcing Account:

How to Transcribe (PDF):

How to Transcribe (Video):

Additional Transcription Resources:

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What is WeDigBio?

Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, or WeDigBio, is a global data campaign, virtual science festival, and local outreach opportunity, all rolled into one. The annual, 4-day WeDigBio events mobilize participants to create digital data about biodiversity specimens, including fish in jars, plants on sheets, insects on pins, and fossils in drawers. During a typical WeDigBio event, some participants are at onsite events hosted by museums, field stations, universities, science classrooms, or other organizations. Those onsite events provide opportunities for research talks or other interactions with those using the newly created data to benefit science and society. Other participants are distributed individually around the world.  For those, we offer a virtual meeting space, which contains live feeds from some of the onsite events and provides another way to interact with scientists and others.  WeDigBio 2021 events will occur from April 8–11 and October 14–17. 

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