Biodiversity data

Open Access Policy: GBIF as open access data repository of biodiversity data

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 examples

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: