Biodiversity Research & Training
There is a pressing need to develop a database of biodiversity research to support the expanding biodiversity research programme in Ireland. The Data Centre, working with the National Platform for Biodiversity Research and the main biodiversity funding bodies will develop a database of biodiversity research data that will serve as a data repository. Some online tools will be developed to facilitate knowledge transfer between research institutes and individual researchers. The existing training role of the Centre will be expanded and developed further to meet some of the training needs of researchers and the further professional development of field ecologists.