GB28: 28th Meeting of the GBIF Governing Board

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5 - 7 October 2021
Northern cinnabar polypore (Trametes cinnabarina), Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Photo 2017 conniedurnan via iNaturalist Research-grade Observations, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

The 28th GBIF Governing Board meeting—also known within the community as GB28—will take place as a virtual meeting on 5-7 October 2021.

There will be an opportunity for attendees do a technical check-in on Monday 4 October by Zoom to ensure that they can log in for the meeting the following day. Along with this check-in the Secretariat will host an informal Icebreaker in connection with the technical check-in from 13:00-14:00 Copenhagen time (UTC+2) on 4 October.

The meeting is open to GBIF Heads of Delegation, appointed additional delegates and GBIF committee members.

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Monday, 4 October 2021

  • Icebreaker / Technical check in

Tuesday, 5 October 2021 - Day 1

  • Introduction session
  • Report from the Governing Board Chair
  • Report from the Executive Secretary
  • Report from the Budget Committee
  • Report from the Science Committee
  • Report from the Nodes Committee
  • Awards announcement and videos
  • Secretariat update (prerecorded videos)

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 - Day 2

  • Presentation of draft Strategic Framework 2023-2027 (prerecorded videos)
  • Presentation of draft Table of Financial Contributions 2023-2027
  • Draft revisions to the GBIF Staff Rules
  • Future GB meetings

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - Day 3

  • Additional updates from the Secretariat (launch of several hosted portals and information on new communication materials) and questions from the floor
  • Closure of meeting

Hosted-portal videos

How to use PBIF

Legume Data Portal

Pre-recorded videos available before the meeting

A number of videos are made available before the meeting.

Agenda item 8: Secretariat update, 5 Oct. (continued to extra Secretariat update session on 7 Oct.)

Data papers and data mobilization

DNA-derived data in GBIF

GBIF backbone and the Catalogue of Life

GBIF exports available on the cloud

Introduction to GRSciColl

Private-sector engagement

Sensitive species data

Update on BID, BIFA and CESP

Agenda item 10: Strategic Framework 6 Oct.

GBIF values

GBIF Resource Mobilization Strategy

Virtual meeting (by invitation only)
5 - 7 October 2021