How decisions, advice, management and funding are organized in GBIF

GBIF task groups

According to its rules of procedure, the GBIF Governing Board may establish and assign responsibilities to ad hoc committees or task groups. The terms of reference, guidelines and budgets for these groups are set by the Governing Board or by the Executive Committee on its behalf.


Current task groups

Task Group on Financial Sustainability

Period of work:  December 2012 until October 2013

Scope: to analyse the current financial situation of GBIF, including its financial model, and make recommendations on ways in which the funding base for GBIF can be made more robust and stable from 2014 onwards.

Past task groups and reports

Content Needs Assessment Task Group
Report and recommendations (2013): Bridging the biodiversity data gaps

Data Publishing Framework Task Group
Report and recommendations (2011): Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing

Knowledge Organisation Systems Task Group
Recommendations (2011) 

Task Group on the Global Strategy and Action Plan for mobilization of Natural History Collection Data
Recommendations (2010) 

Task Group on Electronic Learning
Report (2010) 

Life Science Identifier - Globally Unique Identifier (LSID-GUID) Task Group
Report and recommendations (2009): Adoption of Persistent Identifiers for Biodiversity Informatics 

Metadata Implementation Framework Task Group
Report (2009)

Multimedia Resources Task Group
Report (2013): Discovery and Publishing of Primary Biodiversity Data associated with Multimedia Resources: The Audubon Core strategies and approaches.
Recommendations (2008) 
Report (2008): Mobilising Multimedia Resources in Biodiversity

Observational Data Task Group
Recommendations (2008)