Since February 2004 the Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC has been part of the European SYNTHESYS ES-TAF (Synthesis of Systematic Resources España-Taxonomic Facility) project. This project is the successor to the BIOD-IBERIA (2001-2004) project and is funded by the European Union. It comprises 20 of Europe's most important botanical gardens and natural history museums.
The main aim of Synthesys is to create integrated European infrastructure for the natural sciences. SYNTHESYS therefore lays down standards for the the management of collections and databases, and offers opportunities for the training of scientists and technicians on the management, storage and conservation of collections.
Since the RJB joined the project, more than 60 researchers from various European Union countries have visited its collections, archive and laboratories.
For more information on the project and how to take part, see: