Providing and Using (Open) Biodiversity Data through the Infrastructure of the Global Diversity Information Facility (GBIF)

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Introduction to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), including lessons and achievements from the first ten years of using GBIF. This presentation was part of the Conference Connecting Data for Research held at VU University in Amsterdam. Topics include:

  • What is biodiversity?
  • Biodiversity data
  • History of GBIF
  • GBIF usage trends
  • Primary GBIF data
  • Using GBIF
  • Darwin Core
  • Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Cees H. J. Hof
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (NLBIF)
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
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No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Biodiversity data
Cyberinfrastructure to enable FAIR data principles
Data access
Data portals
Data preservation
Data publication
Data reuse - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data sharing
Data storage
Discovery metadata
Findable data - FAIR Data Principle
Open access
Open data
Organizing data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, October 19, 2015
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
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Contributor Organization(s): 
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
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Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
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Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Repository manager
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide