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Summary of responses to GBIF endorsement consultation

This document presents a summary of responses to a consultation carried out by GBIF Secretariat between April and June 2014 on possible changes to the current system of endorsing data publishers, and on proposals to help users evaluate datasets accessed through GBIF.

Abstract 

This report documents the range of views received on possible changes to the current system of endorsing data publishers, and on proposals to help users evaluate datasets accessed through GBIF from GBIF Participant countries and associates, other organizations and individuals. The report does not prejudge any decision on future endorsement arrangements, but offers a transparent analysis of the breadth of opinion expressed in the thoughtful responses received through this open consultation. The analysis will inform a background document and proposal from the Secretariat to the 21st GBIF Governing Board meeting (GB21) in New Delhi, India in September 2014, including possible alternative options for the way forward.

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GBIF Secretariat

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GBIF Secretariat

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GBIF Secretariat