Since 2018, NATARC partners University of Tartu, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Natural History Museum are part of the pan-European Research Infrastructure network

DiSSCo (Distributed System of Scientific Collections, https://www.dissco.eu/) is a new world-class Research Infrastructure (RI) for natural science collections, the largest ever (119 institutions from 19 countries) formal agreement between natural history museums, botanical gardens and collection-holding universities in the world.

The DiSSCo RI works for the digital unification of all European natural science assets under common curation and access policies and practices that aim to make the data easily Findable, more Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).

As such, DiSSCo enables the transformation of a fragmented landscape of the crucial natural science collections into an integrated knowledge base that provides interconnected hard evidence on the natural world.