Collaborative Resources for
Learning Developmental Biology
Collaborative Resources for Learning Developmental Biology
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SDB Collaborative Resources

SDB Collaborative Resources (CoRe) is an online reference database of peer-reviewed images, movies, and diagrams for learning and teaching developmental biology from the Society for Developmental Biology.  SDB CoRe was developed in response to the needs of the SDB membership for an easily-searchable collection of developmental biology visuals and an authoritative source for information on development.  SDB CoRe is free and open for specialists and non-specialists alike.

Benefits of SDB Membership

While all CoRe materials are open to the public, SDB student, postdoctoral, and full members are eligible to contribute content to CoRe.  In addition, SDB members can download high-resolution images and movies from CoRe.  This access requires logging in to My CoRe with your email address.  To learn more about the society and membership requirements click here.


The Society for Developmental Biology has partnered with WIREs Developmental Biology, a new online review journal from Wiley-Blackwell launched in January, 2012.  To facilitate learning developmental biology, WIREs Developmental Biology review articles are linked to relevant CoRe objects that support their understanding.  Conversely, CoRe objects are linked to related WIREs Developmental Biology articles allowing users to explore a topic more deeply.

Links to related articles from Developmental Biology, the official journal of the Society for Developmental Biology, can be found in the "References" section of CoRe object pages.

SDB continues to support the APS/SDB Partner Archive (formerly LEADER), a collection of teaching resources linked to the BioSciEd Net (BEN) and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).  SDB CoRe will provide links to pertinent Archive resources.


Unless otherwise noted, SDB CoRe glossary terms were reprinted with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. from Essential Developmental Biology, 2nd Edition, J.M.W. Slack, © 2006 by Jonathan Slack. The 3rd Edition will be released in October 2012.

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