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Plazi is an association supporting and promoting the development of persistent and openly accessible digital taxonomic literature. To this end Plazi will:

* Maintain a digital taxonomic literature repository to enable archiving of taxonomic treatments.

* Enhance submitted taxonomic treatments by creating TaxonX and Taxpub XML versions.

* Participate in the development of new models for publishing taxonomic treatments in order to maximize interoperability with other relevant cyberinfrastructure components (e.g., name servers, biodiversity resources, etc...)

* Advocate and educate about the vital importance of maintaining free and open access to scientific discourse and data.

Plazi News

Plazi is actively participating at the 4th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance, Amsterdam, NL, September 22-24

Plazi will be participating at the 4th Plenary of the RDA in the IG Biodiversity Data Integration, Legal Interoperability of Research Data IG (providing a case study) and Persistent Identifier IG (reporting on Bouchout Declaration)

The RDA was started in 2013 by a core group of interested agencies – the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation. Other agencies, countries, companies, associations and institutes are due to join. RDA also has a broad, committed membership of individuals – now 1600 from 70+ countries since RDA was launched in March 2013 - dedicated to improving data exchange.