The BiodivERsA database allows analyses of the funding landscape for biodiversity research, the profile of funded research and the possible complementarities of biodiversity research priorities among countries and agencies in Europe. Three booklets on the output of this analyses were published in 2014 and in 2018. More information on these brochures can be found below.
Besides the analyses, the database also helps scientists to identify potential resources and network opportunities to further develop their research. In addition, it will help at finding scientific expertise for specific policy questions. As such, the BiodivERsA database is a valuable tool for strategic cooperation and expertise in the large, fragmented domain of research on biodiversity and associated ecosystem services.
The BiodivERsA database presently includes 65 organisations that fund biodiversity research, 1232 annual calls within 543 different funding programmes (including the biodiversity-relevant programmes of the European FP6 and FP7, and BiodivERsA ERA-net calls), 11334 research projects, 2923 research organisations, and 12724 persons. Those data span the 1996-2017 time window, and currently cover 20 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK.
Upon registration and acceptance of the data user agreement, information in the database is available to anyone interested in biodiversity research funding in Europe.