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Video: DQ02 Some important definitions related to biodiversity data quality


Laura Russell, member of the VertNet team (, presents some key concepts when discussing data quality: accuracy, precision, bias, error and uncertainty.
This video was recorded during the training sessions associated to the 18th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in October 2011.


Russell, L.


GBIF Secretariat, Monday, April 16, 2012

Target audience

Biodiversity data collectors, digitizers, managers and users.

Bibliographic citation

Russell, L. (2011), Important definitions regarding biodiversity data quality. Video (2'10"). Released on April 2012. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Available online at


Duwe, E., Melega, M. & González-Talaván, A. Original presentation by Noe, N. & Romer, M.


This resource is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

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GBIF Secretariat