Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

A GBIF tool to enable the publishing of biodiversity datasets

  • v2.2

    (Latest version)

Latest release – version 2.2, 26 March 2015

Version history

This version is capable of automatically connecting with either DataCite or EZID to assign DOIs to datasets. This new feature makes biodiversity data easier to access on the Web and facilitates tracking its re-use. Since tracking datasets' re-use depends on proper citation, this version now enables a dataset's citation to be automatically generated in a standard format that includes the DOI and dataset version number.


Release Announcement

Release notes (upgrade instructions)


Roadmap - what's next?

Version 2.3 of the IPT will be released in August of 2015. This version will support publishing sample-based datasets incorporating all the changes now in the prototype at the EU BON IPT. As part of these changes, the IPT will update its extensions and vocabularies to the latest version of Darwin Core.

As of July 7th, 2015 there were 28 issues scheduled to be included in this release.

2.2 - March, 2015

2.1 - April, 2014

2.0.5 - May, 2013

2.0.4 - October, 2012

  • Download / Notes
  • User Manual (es)
  • Release Announcement
  • Addressed 108 issues: 38 Defects, 35 Enhancements, 7 Other, 5 Patches, 18 Won't fix, 4 Duplicates, and 1 that was considered as Invalid
  • Translated into 4 languages (Traditional Chinese translation added)

2.0.3 - November, 2011