Biodiversity Open Data Ambassadors

A corps of professionals advocating best practices in open sharing and transparent use of biodiversity data

Megachile saulcyi
Saulcy's leafcutter (Megachile saulcyi) observed in Santiago, chile by orlandomontes. Photo via iNaturalist (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The success of GBIF depends in part on establishing a good understanding within research and policy communities of the benefits and opportunities provided by free and open access to biodiversity data, as well as the importance of responsible use of such data through proper citation and attribution.

The GBIF Secretariat and GBIF participant nodes work to promote this understanding through their communication platforms, at meetings and across networks around of the world. However, this relatively small group can never hope to reach all relevant communities without assistance.

Biodiversity Open Data Ambassadors can fill that gap. If you are a biodiversity professional who promotes the principles and best practices of open data sharing and use, we can equip you with information resources, networking opportunities and recognition to make you an even more effective advocate in your own professional communities.

Volunteering in the GBIF network

Volunteer translators

Resources for Ambassadors

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