BackgroundPublished on March 1, 2013
In 2006, Spain and Portugal run a mentoring project, funded by GBIF, aimed at define and implement the Portuguese Node of GBIF. This project defined the matrix on which the National Node based its organisation, and allowed a characterisation of the national status of the biological collections. Therefore, it is relevant to reproduce, as a background, what was achieved in the mentoring project. This information is made available in Portuguese.