The oVert (openVertebrate) Thematic Collection Network (TCN) is a network of digitization centers across the US. You can follow the conversation and progress on Twitter.

How do I get involved in oVert?                       

Contact co-principal investigator Ed Stanley at

How can I upload my own data?

Anyone can upload their own data to MorphoSource. Read MorphoSource’s guide to getting started.

Can international research institutions participate in oVert?

Funding is restricted to digitizing specimens in U.S. collections. The oVert team, however, can provide guidance to researchers at international institutions interested in CT scanning specimens, uploading their data to MorphoSource or forming similar collaborative networks.