As of July 20, 2014, the total number of records shared by providers Portuguese through GBIF network was 107474, of which 25394 with geographic coordinates.
O processo de partilha de dados através do GBIF pode ser descrito em várias fases. O GBIF criou um conjunto de manuais e ferramentas que apoiam este processo, desde a captura e catalogação da informação em bases de dados, à sua publicação e uso final. O seguinte manual enquadra as diferentes fases do processo de publicação: Primeiros passos: perspectiva geral do processo de publicação de dados na rede GBIF.
The updated version of this text is available at GBIF Data Sharing Agreement.
The goals and principles of making biodiversity data openly and universally available have been defined in the Memorandum of Understanding on GBIF, paragraph 8 (see the relevant excerpts in the attached Annex).
The GBIF infrastructure ensures that you data is globally and freely available worldwide. The network is based on a distributed system, in which data providers are key players. GBIF national nodes promote the participation of institutions in the network, providing also the facility to host data that an institution is willing to share but has not the infrastructure to do so.
There are two options for the institutions willing to become data providers:
i) the institution hosts is own data providing service
By joining GBIF as data provider, there are several benefits for the institutions that hold the data, for nature conservation, and for society, including: