Creative commons

Metadata Approaches


Trait collection protocols and handbooks

Teaching curricula, lesson plans and useful papers

Other Networks

Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) - “OBIS is a global open-access data and information clearing-house on marine biodiversity for science, conservation and sustainable development”

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) - “Free and open access to biodiversity data”

Integrated Biodiversity Biocollections (iDigBio) - “iDigBio is the national resource for digitized information about vouchered natural history collections […]”

Data Observation Network Earth (DataONE) - “DataONE is a community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. “

Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) - “Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.”

Center for Open Science (COS) - “increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research.”

The (Re)usable Data Project - “[…] we hope to engage the larger community in an open and fruitful discussion on issues concerning the use and reuse of scientific data, including the balance of openness and how to make ends meet in an increasingly competitive environment […]”