17 endorsed data publishers for Belgium

  • Belgium Biodiversity Platform 49 published datasets


  • Botanical Garden Meise 3 published datasets

    We are an internationally important Botanic Garden, situated just north of Brussels, in the centre of Belgium. Visit us and see tropical plants growing in the Plant Palace, the largest greenhouse in Belgium and stroll through the historic 92 hectare park. The gardens are a centre of excellence for research on tropical and European botany, conducted in one of the largest herbaria in the world. Furthermore, the garden contributes towards plant conservation, aiming to protect as many plants as possible in their natural environments. This is done in partnership with many other national and international botanic gardens and conservation organisations.

  • Flanders Marine Institute

    The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ, Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee) is the coordination and information platform for marine scientific research in Flanders. The VLIZ is a focal point for marine and coastal-related research and serves as an international contact point. The VLIZ signs cooperation agreements with Flemish research groups and administrations and furthermore integrates its activities in national and international networks. Major activities are the management of the Flanders Marine Data and Information Centre (VMDC), the Infodesk, the Sea Library and the research vessel 'Zeeleeuw'.

  • Herbarium de la Réserve de l’INERA-Luki 1 published dataset

    Herbarium de Luki (Institut National pour l'Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques)

  • Herbarium du CRSN-Lwiro 1 published dataset

    Herbarium of the Lwiro National Centre for the Research in Natural Sciences (South-Kivu)

  • Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas National Academy of Science of Ukraine

    Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas National Academy of Science of Ukraine

  • Marine Biology Section Ugent 1 published dataset


  • Natuurpunt 1 published dataset

    Natuurpunt is Flanders largest NGO in nature conservation. Our key missions are nature reserve management, nature policy, education, and research. We coordinate and support volunteers in collecting information about wild biodiversity in Flanders of all taxonomic groups. With our database www.waarnemingen.be we collect 2-3 million observation records per year.

  • Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) 23 published datasets

    The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) is a scientific institute of the Flemish Government in Belgium. INBO has resulted from the merger of the Institute for Forestry and Game Management and the Institute of Nature Conservation on January, 1st 2006.

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences 2 published datasets

    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

  • Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium 4 published datasets


  • Service Public de Wallonie – Département d’Etude du Milieu Naturel et Agricole (SPW – DEMNA)

  • University of Liège 1 published dataset

    The University of Liege is the only public, pluralist and complete university institution of the French Walloon-Brussels community of Belgium (20 000 students, 1500 researchers). It is a part of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy. Although the Institution backs certain subjects and research orientations in particular, that it deems as priorities, it does not wish to be deprived of those that exist and that are inseparable from its status as a complete university. Biodiversity data may be provided in relation to regular research contracts of different research lab or units, working on different taxa, habitats and geographic areas. The ULg works actively in research projects with countries in all continents and continues a scientific and technical partnership in around sixty developing countries.

  • University of Mons-Hainaut 1 published dataset


  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 1 published dataset

    The Université libre de Bruxelles has 12 faculties that cover all the disciplines, closely combining academic input and research. It offers almost 40 undergraduate programmes and 247 graduate programmes. It also partners 20 Doctoral schools, with almost 1,600 PhD in progress. Across the whole Université libre de Bruxelles, over 4000 professors, scientists, PhD students, and lab technicians are at work in every field from science and technology to life sciences and healthcare, and humanities and social sciences. Four scientific Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Prizes are further evidence of the University's longstanding tradition of excellence.

  • Université Pédagogique Nationale de Kinshasa 5 published datasets

    L'Université Pédagogique Nationale est la première et l'unique université pédagogique créée par le gouvernement congolais au terme du Décret présidentiel n° 05/007 du 23 février 2005. Elle a hérité à sa création des engagements pris et stipulés pour le compte de l'Institut Pédagogique National (ex IPN), ainsi que son patrimoine mobilier et immobilier. MISSIONS DE L'UNIVERSITE PEDAGOGIQUE NATIONALE La mission assignée à l'Université Pédagogique Nationale par l'Etat congolais se résume comme suit : • Assurer la formation des cadres de conception dans tous les domaines les plus divers de la vie nationale. A ce titre, elle dispense des enseignements inscrits à ses programmes de manière à favoriser l'éclosion des idées neuves et le développement des aptitudes professionnelles. • Organiser la recherche scientifique fondamentale et appliquée orientée vers la solution des problèmes spécifiques du pays, compte tenu de l'évolution de la science, des techniques et de la technologie dans le monde. • Assurer la formation des formateurs de l'UPN ainsi que ceux des dizaines d'Instituts Supérieurs Pédagogiques et Technique disséminés à travers la République Démocratique du Congo (DES,DEA,DOCTORAT). • Stimuler chez le futur enseignant une prise de conscience de son rôle d'éducateur, de la noblesse de sa mission et de la dignité de sa personne. • Vulgariser les résultats des recherches par la rédaction et la diffusion des manuels scolaires adaptés à l'enseignement secondaire et professionnel.

  • WoRMS Editorial Board 1 published dataset

    The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature. The content of WoRMS is controlled by taxonomic experts, not by database managers. WoRMS has an editorial management system where each taxonomic group is represented by an expert who has the authority over the content, and is responsible for controlling the quality of the information. Each of these main taxonomic editors can invite several specialists of smaller groups within their area of responsibility to join them. This register of marine species grew out of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS), and its combination with several other species registers maintained at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). Rather than building separate registers for all projects, and to make sure taxonomy used in these different projects is consistent, VLIZ developed a consolidated database called ‘Aphia’. A list of marine species registers included in Aphia is available below. MarineSpecies.org is the web interface for this database. The WoRMS is an idea that is being developed, and will combine information from Aphia with other authoritative marine species lists which are maintained by others (e.g. AlgaeBase, FishBase, Hexacorallia). Resources to build MarineSpecies.org and Aphia were provided mainly by the EU Network of Excellence ‘Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning’ (MarBEF), and also by the EU funded Species 2000 Europe and ERMS projects. Aphia contains valid species names, synonyms and vernacular names, and extra information such as literature and biogeographic data. Besides species names, Aphia also contains the higher classification in which each scientific name is linked to its parent taxon. The classification used is a ‘compromise’ between established systems and recent changes. Its aim is to aid data management, rather than suggest any taxonomic or phylogenetic opinion on species relationships.