Data use

How and where is GBIF-mediated data used?

health-research

Hot off the scientific press

Recent uses of GBIF-mediated data in science policy

Citation metrics

#CiteTheDOI

The number of peer-reviewed journal articles citing GBIF-mediated data has been steadily growing over the past 10 years. This graph illustrates this growth, also indicating the manner in which papers cite GBIF.

The golden standard and recommended practice for data citations includes a persistent identifier (e.g. DOI), which a narrow majority of GBIF users follow. GBIF works with boths authors, editors and publishers to improve the quality of data citations, enhancing reproducibility of scientific analyses and ensuring credit for data publishers.