History The BNHM and IS&T have had a remarkable partnership for over the last 10 years, unique among American universities between natural history museums and their main campus IT department. It began in the spirit of shared services, well before that became a buzzword on the UC Berkeley campus. The goal has always been to use resources more efficiently and synergistically in service of the core missions of the BNHM and the campus. With support from the Vice-Chancellor of Research Office, the BNHM has formed a unique structure to maintain a rich and diverse portfolio in a competitive and quickly changing environment.
The BNHM Informatics-IT portfolio The BNHM are world leaders in the development and deployment of informatics tools that support the mission of the BNHM and its seven member museums and nine member field stations. Its portfolio is a rich combination of applications, hardware, maintained and devised by the critical Informatics savvy domain specialists, including application programmers and domain experts.
Extramural Success In the last 10 years, the BNHM have raised ~$26 million in grants to develop informatics tools beyond their collection databases, and these tools in turn have been central to the BNHM’s core goals, including the ability to raise funds via significant research grants. Over the last 5 years, the BNHM and its affiliated faculty and partners (such as the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology) have raised ~$58 million in extramural support.
Organization Chart & Key BNHM People
|Chair, BNHM Directors|
|Chair, BNHM Informatics-IT Community|
|BNHM Software Engineers|
|Lam Voong||BNHM, IS&T|
|BNHM Informatics-IT committee|
|David Baxter||UC&Jepson Herbaria|
|Michael Black||Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology|
|Carla Cicero||Museum of Vertebrate Zoology|
|Holly Forbes||UC Botanical Gardens|
|Patricia Holroyd||UC Museum of Paleontology|
|Peter Oboyski||Essig Museum of Entomology|