Publishing Species Checklists, Step-by-Step Guide

This document provides instructions on sharing species checklists using an international data exchange format known as Darwin Core Archives.


This guide provides a step-by-step overview of how to publish species checklists to data using the Global Names Architecture (GNA) Profile in the Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) format. This guide serves as a quick reference for getting started and provides links to other GBIF data publishing documents that provide more details on specific components of the data publishing workflow.


GBIF (2010). Best Practices in Publishing Species Checklists, (contributed by Remsen D., Döring M., Robertson, T., Ko, B.), Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility, 10 pp, accessible online at


Remsen D., Döring M., Robertson, T., Ko, B.


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