First, check if your institution is already a publisher, by looking at this page.
If it is, inform the listed contacts and proceed to the next step.
If your institution is not listed, you’ll need to register as a new GBIF data publisher, and for that you need to be endorsed by a Participant node. If you live in an existing GBIF Participant country, that will normally be your national node, whose contact details you can find under the 'Participation' tab on your country page. We recommend that you make contact with your national node before registering, as they will often be able to offer good advice and support.
If your country is not currently a GBIF Participant, there are alternative options for endorsement including through our Participant Organizations.
Once you have identified a suitable Participant node to endorse your institution as a publisher, or if you need advice on where you could get endorsed, please contact the GBIF helpdesk. We will then seek formal endorsement on your behalf, and register you as a publisher. You will need to provide the following information:
- Name of your institution;
- Name and email address of an administrative contact;
- Name and email address of a technical contact;
- The name of the GBIF Participant node by which the data publisher should be endorsed.