Open Access Policy: GBIF as open access data repository of biodiversity dataPublished on May 22, 2014
The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia has put into force as of May 5, 2014, the Open Access Policy, which requires that scientific publications and data and other results of scientific research, resulting from funding allocated by FCT, through R&D projects, grants and scientific contracts must be deposited in open access repositories.
Data use examplesPublished on February 18, 2013
Data mediated by GBIF presently provides support for a growing number of scientific applications, and supports uses by global platforms and forums (e.g. GEO-BON , IPBES ) and management of natural resources. The list of uses of biodiversity information includes: