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GBIF poster: The Data Paper: an incentive for metadata publishing, 2011 edition


This poster describes the new mechanism to encourage data holders to publish them in public networks such as GBIF: the data paper. This poster was first displayed at the 18th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board.


GBIF Secretariat


GBIF Secretariat, Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Target audience

Biodiversity data managers and publishers.


Data Paper is a searchable metadata document describing a particular online accessible dataset, or a group of datasets, and published in accordance to the standard academic practices. Its purposes are: • to provide a citable journal publication that brings scholarly credit to data publishers; • to describe the data in a structured human-readable form; and • to bring the existence of the data to the attention of the scientific community.

Bibliographic citation

GBIF (2011). GBIF poster: The Data Paper: an incentive for metadata publishing. 1 pp. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility.


Chavan, V.


Permission to copy and/or distribute all or part of the information contained in this resource is granted, provided that such copies carry due attribution to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the original author(s) of the resources.

Rights holder

GBIF Secretariat