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Profile of registrant

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Identification number in the register: 07658399914-37
Registration date: 19/10/12 11:34:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 23/09/13 09:53:58
The date of the last annual update was 23/09/13 09:53:58


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Acronym: Naturalis
Legal status: Stichting
Website address: http://www.naturalis.nl

Sections

Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Edwin Van Huis
Position: General Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Hans Dautzenberg
Position: Corporate Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 2 Darwinweg 
P.O. box: 9517
Leiden 2300RA
NETHERLANDS
Telephone number: (+31) 715687600
Fax number: (+31) 715687666
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Our mission is: to explore, describe and understand biodiversity for the wellbeing of man and the future of our planet.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center is a large-scale research facility hosting a natural history collection of
over 37 million objects and over 100 researchers, who are experts in a wide range of organism
groups. Naturalis has active partnerships with the Universities of Amsterdam, Leiden and
Wageningen. Core expertise comprise theoretical systematics and the application of modern
methods for taxonomy, evolutionary reconstructions, evo-devo research, ecological niche
modelling, and biodiversity assessments. The joint capability of Naturalis includes a high profile on
biodiversity informatics and a research community with proven project management experience.
Naturalis is currently setting up a new internal integrated program on the nature and biodiversity of
the Dutch Caribbean Islands, involving a broad network of external organizations and specialists,
Naturalis scientific staff, Ongoing research activities spanning multiple disciplines and approaches,
etc.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 100
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


The capability of Naturalis includes a high
profile on Biodiversity Informatics and a research community with proven project management
experience as coordinator of the EC frameworks ENBI, Fauna Europaea, and PESI projects and as keypartner
within a wide range of other projects, including LifeWatch, EDIT, SYNTHESYS, SMEBD,
BioCASE, ZooBank, OpenUp!, ViBRANT Species2000/CoL and BioVel. The integrated expertise of Naturalis is leading in systematics and the
application of modern methods for taxonomy, evolutionary reconstructions, evo-devo research,
ecological niche modelling, and biodiversity assessments. In addition, a thematic focus on Global
Change Biology exists.

Naturalis is coordinator of the EU FP7 infrastructure project pro-iBiosphere and various
(inter)national Fauna and Flora projects and has experience in biodiversity change assessments,
biodiversity informatics and international liaison; all aspects of modern systematics, biodiversity
pattern analysis and taxonomy,; morphology and morphometrics and molecular phylogenetics and
evolutionary biology.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 200
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • NETHERLANDS

Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.





Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 29,146,000
of which public financing: 22,270,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 270,000
- from national sources: 22,000,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 6,876,000
- donations: 667,000
- contributions from members:
direct incom : 6,209,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.