Decoding NAture

...a data gateway for educational DNA barcoding

Welcome to Decoding NAture

This Scratchpad is a gateway for data and new results produced as part of the Decoding NAture project.

The Decoding NAture project enables school children to play a key part in current research in collaboration with NHM scientists on biological diversity. Data gathered over the course of residential programs at the Old Malthouse in Dorset will be uploaded to the Scratchpad so that students and others can see their results. The data will then be exported to the online rescource: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) for the wider research community.

Navigate to the different schools from the home page by clicking on the school name and you will find the description of the research project and the results from each school. 

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Parents or teachers who want to get involved? Visit:

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith