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GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)

GBIF is the largest paltform for specimen and observation data. Via the GBIF portal one can search for more than 1.6 billion records worldwide. All required software packages are available for free. Please read the GBIF sites for more information. GBIF's most relevant tool in this context is the wrapper software. It enables the transformation of different database structures into standard formats. GGBN uses the same technology

- How to join the GBIF Network

- Quick start on publishing data

Wrappers/Provider Software

You can choose between two softwares:

- BioCASE (Biological Collection Access Service)

- IPT (Integrated Publishing Toolkit

Both can be used to provide data to GGBN and GBIF.