10 Works

Establishing an Effective GBIF Participant Node

GBIF Secretariat
This guide includes basic information about two key concepts for GBIF: our Participant nodes and the biodiversity information facilities. The text includes definitions, elements which need to be taken into consideration while building these structures, potential services, requirements and much more.

Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook: Delivering biodiversity knowledge in the information age

Donald Hobern, Alberto Apostolico, Elizabeth Arnaud, Juan Carlos Bello, Dora Canhos, Gregoire Dubois, Dawn Field, Enrique Alonso García, Alex Hardisty, Jerry Harrison, Bryan Heidorn, Leonard Krishtalka, Erick Mata, Roderic Page, Cynthia Parr, Jeff Price & Selwyn Willoughby
The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook helps to focus effort and investment towards better understanding of life on Earth and our impacts upon it. It proposes a framework that will help harness the immense power of information technology and an open data culture, to gather unprecedented evidence about biodiversity and to inform better decisions. Much progress has been made in the past ten years to fulfil the potential of biodiversity informatics. However, it is dwarfed by...

Principles of Data Quality

Arthur D. Chapman
The rapid increase in the exchange and availability of taxonomic and species-occurrence data has made the consideration of data quality principles an important agenda item. Users of this critically important data require details about the quality of this data, as it provides an irreplaceable baseline about biological diversity, serve as an essential resource in conservation efforts and may provide the only documented information about the occurrence of species in areas that may have undergone habitat...

GBIF Memorandum of Understanding

Global Biodiversity Information Facility
The signatories to this non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), being countries, economies, inter-governmental or international organisations, other organisations with an international scope, or entities designated by them, have decided that a co-ordinated international scientific effort is needed to enable users throughout the world to openly share and put to use vast quantities of global biodiversity data, thereby advancing scientific research in many disciplines, promoting technological and sustainable development, facilitating the conservation of biodiversity and the...

GBIF Science Review 2017

GBIF Secretariat
The GBIF Science Review provides an annual survey drawn from the Secretariat’s ongoing literature tracking programme, which identifies research uses and citations of biodiversity information accessed through GBIF’s global infrastructure. The peer-reviewed articles summarized in its pages offer a partial but instructive view of research investigations enhanced and supported by free open access data that the GBIF network of members and publishers make available.

Registration Year

  • 2018
  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Text

Data Centers

  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility