BIOSCAN is iBOL’s new seven-year, $180 million global research program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of biodiversity and our capacity to manage it. Involving scientists, research organizations, and citizens, BIOSCAN will explore three major research themes: Species Discovery, Species Interactions, Species Dynamics.

The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium, an alliance of research organizations in 30+ nations, began to lay the foundational elements for a DNA-based identification
system for eukaryotes in 2010. By 2015, it had completed its first project, BARCODE 500K, a $125 million effort that delivered DNA barcode coverage for 500,000 species.

30 participating countries.