Is this request research-oriented or intervention-oriented?

Neither. We are looking to invest in biodiversity data and information services that have applications to conservation actions and sustainable development decisions. Such data, information and knowledge is often applicable to research but do not solely fund research. There may be cases where answering a research question is critical to a conservation or development decisions. JRS only funds the biodiversity informatics components of conservation and development projects and does not fund direct interventions such as land purchase, livelihood development, and public education. We typically fund data collection, data enhancement, portal development, mobile technologies, IT infrastructure, and training as is described in the projects in our Grant Portfolio.