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Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Location
Universitetsparken 15, GBIF Secretariat, Copenhagen, PO: 2100 (Denmark)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed, Virtual
Coordinating Country
Denmark
Participating Countries
Iceland
Liberia
Switzerland
France
Sweden
Germany
South Africa
Luxembourg
Ireland
Finland
Poland
Belgium
Slovakia
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Slovenia
Andorra
Australia
Peru
New Zealand
Mauritania
Togo
Netherlands
Mexico
Korea (Republic of)
Spain
Madagascar
Portugal
Estonia
Guinea
Chile
Canada
Central African Republic
Costa Rica
Colombia
Benin
Uruguay
Norway
United States
Denmark
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2001
Scientific Description
GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research infrastructure aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

RI Keywords
Data portals, Data index, Biodiversity data, Science infrastructure, Data search
Classifications
RI Category
Natural History Collections
Research Data Service Facilities
In situ Earth Observatories
Environmental Health Research Facilities
Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Services
Niche modelling, land use analysis

Primary biodiversity data from GBIF are among others used in several niche modelling studies trying to estimate the effects of climate change on a selected set of species in a certain region.

Equipment
Digitized information accessible from computers with internet access.

Currently the GBIF data portal only holds digitized index information on available digitized biodiversity data in the network. Not overall information of collections not being digitized.

Access
Access Type
Virtual
Access Mode
Wide, Excellence Driven
Access Webpage
Users
Number of Users
Number Year
642 2018
675 2017
453 2016
397 2015
353 2014
238 2013
226 2012
152 2011
Users Definition
Peer-reviewed publication using GBIF-mediated data
Collaborations
Networks
GBIF Nodes Network
Date of last update: 28/02/2019
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