The ABOL coordination team offers workshops to learn how to use the ABOL database. The workshops are designed for beginners, thus previous knowledge about the database software specify or databases in general is not required.

The first ABOL database workshop took place on the 6th of November. The next workshops will be held at the Natural History Museum Vienna on the 21st of November and the 6th of December. However, both workshops are already fully booked, which is why we look forward to offer more workshops in January! The workshop will take 4 hours with an additional 30 minutes break. More workshops are planned for 2018 and can take place at other institutions by request.

Registration is open. If you are interested to take part in the workshops in January, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Please send an email to if you want to register for one of the workshops. In case you cannot make it, please let us know in time!

We highly recommend to bring your own laptop, although you can attend the workshops without one. Please make sure to install the database software specify beforehand. Feel free to use the database manual – installation & login, step 1 & 2 for help:

If you need help with the installation, please let us know.

Documentation as well as example data will be sent to you via email.

The workshops are free of charge.

We are looking forward to having you at our workshops!

Dear ABOL friends and colleagues interested in biodiversity,

the ABOL meeting will take place in two weeks! With pleasure we announce the final program.

Some changes concerning the speakers had to be made. Unfortunately, Paul Hebert had to cancel his attendance. But,  we are happy to welcome Sujeevan Ratnasingham (Univ. of Guelph, Chief Architect of BOLD) who will give the keynote lecture “Biodiversity & Citizen Science in the Genomics Era”. Further details of the program you find in the attachment.

We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible to help us with planning.

Poster presentations are also welcome. Please contact Michaela Sonnleitner by e-mail (

The registration fee of EUR15,- can be paid on site (students free).

Looking forward to a lively meeting,
your ABOL-Team