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Main Project Information
Goal Mobilize biodiversity data for use in research and education
Task Transcribe museum specimen labels
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, or WeDigBio, is a 4-day event that engages participants online and onsite in digitizing natural history collections.
Onsite events are hosted by museums, herbaria, universities, and other institutions and enable face-to-face meetups where participants engage with local collections. Find onsite events near you on this page:

Online events engage volunteers from around the world, facilitating the transcription of specimen information from images hosted by transcription platforms, no matter where in the world the volunteers may be. Online events are via the transcription centers found on the Find a Project page:

WeDigBio events occur each October (this year is 19-22 October 2017) though you can transcribe specimens, play our games, and use our educational materials all year long!

How to Join

Registration to participate in WeDigBio is not required. However certain online transcription centers require or recommend registration. Visit to find an event near you or to find an online transcription project!

Project Timing WeDigBio's main event takes place starting on the third Thursday of October each year. WeDigBio activities though, as listed on the Project Page,, are available all year round.
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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At school, At home
Tags digitization, museums, natural history collections, natural history museums, transcription
Project Updated 05/23/2018