Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Maria Thuveson

Participant Node Manager

Anders Telenius

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History 

The mandate to set up and run the Swedish GBIF node was given in 2001 by the Swedish government, via the Swedish Research Council, to the Swedish Museum of Natural History (SMNH) situated in Stockholm. The Research Council holds the position as Head of Delegation of GBIF-Sweden. On 1 January 2011, GBIF-Sweden, formerly one of several independent international collaborations hosted by SMNH, became integrated into the Bioinformatics and Genetics Research Unit at the museum.

Vision and Mission 

Vision: GBIF-Sweden should serve researchers, public authorities and others interested in biodiversity as the Swedish hub for information and international exchange of data on the biological diversity of the world.

The ambition of GBIF-Sweden is to continuously harvest and publicly present up-to-date biodiversity data hosted by Swedish institutions and government authorities to stakeholders around the world through the international GBIF portal, in accordance with Swedish commitments under the international GBIF agreement. Where appropriate, GBIF-Sweden also aims to accumulate information about Swedish biodiversity kept elsewhere in the world and provide it to Swedish stakeholders in an appropriate form. Finally, GBIF-Sweden aims to play a leading role in stimulating digitization efforts aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of content provided to GBIF from Swedish institutions.

Structure 

GBIF-Sweden’s national network of data publishers includes more than a dozen major institutions in Sweden. GBIF-Sweden has a board of eight independent delegates, none of whom represent any of the organisations involved in the national network. This board is responsible to both the Swedish Research Council and the hosting institution (SMNH). In addition, an advisory board of eight publishers/users add to the foundation of decisions taken by the board and executed by the secretariat.

National Funding 

Funding for GBIF-Sweden is provided by the Swedish Research Council through a successful application assessed in competition with other Swedish research infrastructures. The current grant encompasses the five-year period 2012-2016.

The basic financial contribution to GBIF is provided by the Swedish Research Council.

Contacts

Maria Thuveson
Research officer, Head of Unit, Department of research funding
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council
Västra Järnvägsgatan 3
Box 1035
SE-101 38 StockholmSweden+46 8 546 44 193
Head of Delegation
Mats Andersson
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council
Västra Järnvägsgatan 3
Box 1035
SE-101 38 StockholmSweden
Additional Delegate
Mickaël Graf
MSc, Systems Developer, GBIF-Sweden
Swedish Museum of Natural HistoryGBIF-Sweden
P.O. Box 50007
SE- 104 05 StockholmSweden+46 8 5195 4045
Additional Delegate
Anders Telenius
Associate Professor, Node Manager, GBIF-Sweden
Swedish Museum of Natural HistorySwedish Museum of Natural History
PO Box 50007
10405 StockholmSweden+46 8 5195 5129
Additional Delegate
Anders Telenius
Associate Professor, Node Manager, GBIF-Sweden
Swedish Museum of Natural HistorySwedish Museum of Natural History
PO Box 50007
10405 StockholmSweden+46 8 5195 5129
Node Manager
Mickaël Graf
MSc, Systems Developer, GBIF-Sweden
Swedish Museum of Natural HistoryGBIF-Sweden
P.O. Box 50007
SE- 104 05 StockholmSweden+46 8 5195 4045
Node Staff
Fredrik Ronquist
Professor, Head of Unit, Biodiversity Informatics and Genetics
Swedish Museum of Natural HistoryThe Swedish Museum of Natural History,
PO Box 50007
10405 StockholmSweden+46 8 5195 4094
Node Staff
Jane Sagindykova
MSc, Senior Clerical Officer, Biodiversity Informatics and Genetics
Swedish Museum of Natural HistoryThe Swedish Museum of Natural History
P. O. Box 50007
SE-104 05 StockholmSweden+46 8 5195 4090
Node Staff

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