Mr. D. Filer (OFI-Oxford) visited FRIM between 29 October and 13 November 1995 to conduct a workshop on the application of the updated version of the Botanical Research and Herbarium Management System (BRAHMS). It was attended by 10 participants. A short course on ‘Herbarium Techniques’ was conducted between 5 and 22 March 1996 at FRIM. 25 herbarium staff from various herbaria in Malaysia and Singapore and 4 resource persons from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Herbarium of Kew and FRIM were involved. The course was sponsored by The Darwin Initiative.