Communities of Practice
Samples and collections are embedded into specific user communities and organisations. The abilities to provide metadata may vary considerably between communities. IGSN e.V. liaises with IGSN user communities worldwide to develop and standardise best practices for the identification and description of physical samples on the web and in scholarly publications.
SESAR is a community platform that helps make samples more discoverable, accessible, and reusable, and connects samples with the knowledge ecosystem derived from them.
A forum for the community supporting physical samples in the earth, space, and environmental sciences, which includes but is not limited to geological and biological samples.