Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN)

We offer training for local and national informal science/nature center and conservation organization staff who are interested in collaborating with the DNALC to host Citizen DNA Barcode Network events. Staff must attend a DNA barcoding workshop before they may host CDBN programming. In the DNA barcoding workshop, participants will be introduced to the program, and learn campaign organism collection techniques, all the biochemical and bioinformatics techniques required for DNA barcoding, and how to implement DNA barcoding activities that align with collaborator programming.

Please contact us to inquire about training opportunities for out-of-state facilities, or to be connected with local trained faculty who may assist with event planning and implementation for trained collaborators.


Funded by the NIH NIGMS Science Education Partnership Award

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is offering a five-day, in-person workshop on DNA barcoding for the community-science driven Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN) program. Applicants to this free workshop should be confirmed collaborators of CDBN.

Seating for this workshop is limited and available on a first come, first served basis..

2022 In-person Workshop
August 1–5, 2022, 2021 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT

Register for the workshop

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • Introduction to DNA barcoding and biodiversity
  • Sample collection and documentation
  • DNA extraction
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Bioinformatics–DNA Subway’s Blue Line
  • Phylogenetics
  • Program implementation