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Connecting data and expertise: a new alliance for biodiversity knowledge

Hobern, Donald
Baptiste, Brigitte
Copas, Kyle
Guralnick, Robert
Hahn, Andrea
van Huis, Edwin
Kim, Eun-Shik
McGeoch, Melodie
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Published in Biodiversity Data Journal. 2019, vol. 7, p. 1-20
Abstract There has been major progress over the last two decades in digitising historical knowledge of biodiversity and in making biodiversity data freely and openly accessible. Interlocking efforts bring together international partnerships and networks, national, regional and institutional projects and investments and countless individual contributors, spanning diverse biological and environmental research domains, government agencies and nongovernmental organisations, citizen science and commercial enterprise. However, current efforts remain inefficient and inadequate to address the global need for accurate data on the world's species and on changing patterns and trends in biodiversity. Significant challenges include imbalances in regional engagement in biodiversity informatics activity, uneven progress in data mobilisation and sharing, the lack of stable persistent identifiers for data records, redundant and incompatible processes for cleaning and interpreting data and the absence of functional mechanisms for knowledgeable experts to curate and improve data.
Keywords BiodiversityBiodiversity dataBiodiversity informaticsGBIC2AllianceCollaborationData qualitySustainabilityResearch infrastructureOpen scienceOpen dataInvestment
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Research group Laboratory of Plant Systematics and Biodiversity
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HOBERN, Donald et al. Connecting data and expertise: a new alliance for biodiversity knowledge. In: Biodiversity Data Journal, 2019, vol. 7, p. 1-20. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33679 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:115519

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