Participation

Member Status

Other Associate Participant

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Asia

Head of Delegation

Jeng-Jiann Chiu

Participant Node Manager

Yu-Huang Wang

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History 

The Biodiversity Promotion Plan, approved by Taiwan’s Executive Yuan in 2001, recommended the establishment of a national information center, an information exchanging mechanism, and databases for biodiversity. This plan led to the creation of TaiBIF.

TaiBIF is hosted by the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica.

Vision and Mission 

TaiBIF aims to facilitate the integration of domestic biodiversity information and to assist various databases in sharing and exchanging data internationally.

The principles of government-funded biodiversity and ecological data collection and archiving are formulated by TaiBIF and promoted by ROC (Chinese Taipei) National Committee for GBIF. They have been adopted by the Sustainable Development Research Committee and the Biodiversity Promotion Plan.

Structure 

The TaiBIF Project Director and staff are affiliated to the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. The Project Co-Director and the Chinese Taipei Node Manager both come from the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Council of Agriculture.

The ROC (Chinese Taipei) National Committee for GBIF is an inter-agency committee on biodiversity data integration and was established in March 2008 to develop data submission policies and to procure unified database format and technology in order to facilitate the integration of Taiwan biodiversity databases.

The main institutions included in the network are the Ministry of Science and Technology (formerly National Science Council), Academia Sinica, the Council of Agriculture,  the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Ministry of Education, the Environmental Protection Administration, and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

National Funding 

The Ministry of Science and Technology, the Council of Agriculture and Academia Sinica are the institutions funding TaiBIF.

Contacts

Jeng-Jiann Chiu
General Director, Life Science Division
Ministry of Science and TechnologyNo. 106, Sec. 2, Heping E. Road
Da’an District
106 Taipei CityTaiwan+886 2 2737 7540
Head of Delegation
Kwang-Tsao Shao
Research Fellow
TaiBIFBiodiversity Research Center
Academia Sinica
No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd.
115 Nankang, Taipei CityTaiwan++886-2-27887330 ext 200
Temporary Head of Delegation
Chien-Jen Chen
Vice President
Academia SinicaNo. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Road
Nangang District
115 Taipei CityTaiwan+886 2 2789 9402
Additional Delegate
Chau-Chin Lin
Research Fellow
Taiwan Forestry Research InstituteCouncil of Agriculture
No. 53, Nanhai Road
Zhongzheng District
100 Taipei CityTaiwan+886 2 2303 9978 #2660
Additional Delegate
Ruey-Shing Lin
Research Scientist
Endemic Species Research InstituteEndemic Species Research Institute
No. 1, Mingsheng E. Road
Jiji Township, Nantou County
552 Taiwan
Additional Delegate
Yu-Huang Wang
Scientific Researcher
Taiwan Forestry Research InstituteTaiwan Forestry Research Institute
Council of Agriculture
No. 53, Nan-Hai Road
Zhongzheng District
Taipei CityTaiwan+886 2 2303 9978 ext 2659
Additional Delegate
Yu-Huang Wang
Scientific Researcher
Taiwan Forestry Research InstituteTaiwan Forestry Research Institute
Council of Agriculture
No. 53, Nan-Hai Road
Zhongzheng District
Taipei CityTaiwan+886 2 2303 9978 ext 2659
Node Manager

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