2024 Virtual Data Mobilization Workshop for Asia

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24 Jun - 28 Jul 2024
2024 Asia Regional Data Mobilization Workshop

The GBIF Asia Regional Support Team is organizing a data mobilization workshop to address capacity needs and to promote data publication in the region. Based on the GBIF Biodiversity Data Mobilization curriculum, this workshop trains data holders in project planning, data capture, data management and data publication, with a focus on GBIF's tools and infrastructure. Participants who successfully complete the workshop receive a badge to certify the skills and expertise they acquire. The course is conducted in English.


The workshop has three phases of activities:

  • 24–28 June: Preparatory course activities (online, self-paced)
  • 1–5 July: Virtual workshop (daily Zoom sessions and online, self-paced, estimated 4 hours per day starting at 03:00 UTC, see info below)
  • 8–28 July: Certification exercises (online, self-paced)


Due to limited training personnel, we will only be able to accommodate 30 participants in this workshop. We hope all participants will become trainers or mentors for future workshops.

If we receive over 30 applications to participate in the training, we will select participants based on the following criteria (not in specific order):

  1. Applicants that have already identified dataset(s) that they intend to publish and have cleared licensing requirements;
  2. Applicants that represent data holding institutions planning to publish data;
  3. Applicants that have plans to hold replication workshops;
  4. Applicants that intend to become mentors to support future workshops (advanced badge needed);

The selection process will also consider geographic and thematic balance in the workshop participants.

The deadline for applying is 2 June 2024 at 23:59 UTC. All applicants will be notified on 9 June.

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Start times of virtual workshop in select cities:

City Time Timezone
Seoul 12:00 KST
Tokyo 12:00 JST
Manila 11:00 PHST
Taipei 11:00 CST
Jakarta 10:00 WIB
Kathmandu 08:45 NPT
Mumbai 08:30 IST
Islamabad 08:00 PKT
Virtual (for Asia region)
24 Jun - 28 Jul 2024