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Sustaining Biological Infrastructure (SBI) Training Initiative

Workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology

SBI participants practice pitching their project ideas to each other and Bill Michener, one of our SBI instructors

This initiative, launched by ESA in 2014 and supported by the National Science Foundation, provides project directors with the core business planning, marketing, and communication skills they need to ensure their labs, collections, field stations, and digital data resources are more successful and financially sustainable. Our training is hands-on, with lots of group work, case studies, and time built in during the course for participants to draft an action plan for their project. 

Sustaining Biological Infrastructure (SBI) Training Initiative