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PC member | Natural History Museum London (UK)
Dr Vince Smith is a Research Leader in the Department of Life Sciences at the Natural History Museum, London. He applies digital technologies to the study of taxonomy and biodiversity, specialising in systems to share and manage natural history data. Vince coordinates a series of digital programmes across the Museum, and with partners worldwide. Examples include the Digital Collections programme, the NHM Data Portal, and the EC funded SYNTHESYS project. Vince is editor-in-chief of the Biodiversity Data Journal, and a founding developer of the Scratchpad system, accelerating the sharing of structured biodiversity data. He is also an elected member of the Executive for CETAF and a played a key role in the development of DiSSCo, the Distributed System of Scientific Collections.