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A project is a themed assortment of media and specimens. Projects can be used to share media ownership and access between project members, and projects can also be used to publish assortments of media and specimens for access and discovery by the public. Examples of projects could include the 3D data used in a single research paper or a collections digitization project. If you want to share media ownership and access with multiple users across multiple projects, consider creating a user team. Projects can be managed by teams, and users with access to that team also gain access to any projects managed by that team.

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Display all details of oMega This is a Partner to Existing Networks (PEN) award to the Idaho Museum of Natural History to partner with the Open Vertebrate (oVert) Thematic Collections Network (TCN). The oVert TCN is creating high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) data for internal anatomy across the diversity of vertebrate animals. Using computed tomography (CT) scanners at institutional collections across the US, more than 20,000 fluid-preserved specimens will be scanned and made available online for open public use. This PEN complements the oVert TCN program by including vertebrate animals too large to be preserved in fluid or scanned by conventional CT scanners. The oMEGA PEN will use portable surface scanners to provide high-resolution scans of skeletons of large vertebrate animals curated at Harvard, Berkeley, and California Academy of Sciences. The addition of large vertebrates, including whales and elephants, provides an important segment of the animal world to open access collections for researchers and educators. The process of creating this 3D resource will provide training for undergraduate students, and on-site workshops for collections staff. Skeletal models will support TCN activities in creating K-12 STEM lesson plans and 3D-printable resources for the classroom. The digitized skeletons acquired in this PEN will help fill a major gap in the original TCN and support its research theme on the evolution of vertebrate morphological diversity. By virtue of their large size, vertebrates exceeding 250 kg define upper boundaries of size-dependent anatomical form and function, and therefore push the limits on development and physiology. These skeletal data will provide new opportunities to evaluate gigantism and the tendency of animal lineages toward ever-larger body size. Combined with the other oVert 3D specimens, the TCN's digital collection distributed through MorphoSource and iDigBio will inspire new research questions and provide the raw materials to test hypotheses in a broad range of biosciences. "This project is a continuation of the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Projects (VZAP, NSF-ARC#0808933, ARC#1023321). Specimens originally digitized by the Idaho Museum of Natural History as a part of VZAP are made available within the oMega collection. Funding was provided by the NSF, Office of Polar Programs (OPP), and Arctic Social Sciences" This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria. Idaho Virtualization Lab 14303 173
Display all details of Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection This is the official Field Museum of Natural History MorphoSource project for the Birds Collections, including data generated for the oVert TCN project. If you are uploading media about Field Museum specimens, please consider linking to our project so we can help you cross-check specimen data. 473 463
Display all details of Ackermans et al.: Sheep skull CT collection Ackermans NL, Martin LF, Codron D, Kircher PR, Richter H, Clauss M, Hatt J-M (2021) Confirmation of a wear-compensation mechanism in dental roots of ruminants. Anatomical Record 304: 425-436 16 8
Display all details of Accelerated brain shape evolution is associated with rapid diversification in an avian radiation 65 65
Display all details of Field Museum of Natural History (Geology) Fossil Vertebrates Collection This is the official Field Museum of Natural History MorphoSource project for the Fossil Vertebrate Collections. If you are uploading media about Field Museum specimens, please consider linking to our project so we can help you cross-check specimen data. 0 0
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