GBIF and open data in biodiversity study: scientific seminar and training workshop

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15 - 17 July 2019

As part of the BIFA project “Continued data mobilization of Vietnamese herbarium cryptogam collections” (Project ID BIFA4_055), this event is organized by the PHH Cryptogam Research Team to share and to build the capacity in data mobilization as well as to promote the GBIF for the research community in Viet Nam.

The scientific seminar (15 July 2019) aims to provide a brief introduction about the GBIF network and the current BIFA project on data mobilization bryophyte and lichen collections. The seminar will also discuss opportunities and challenges in Open Science, the current movement in scientific research; and some legal notes about accessing and benefit sharing the use of genetic resources to ensure the fair and equability for both partners, especially when open data is encouraged.

Seminar speakers:

  • Sophie PAMERLON (GBIF-France)
  • Sanna HUTTUNEN (University of Turku, Finland)
  • PHẠM Nguyễn Đức Hoàng (Institute of Fungal Research and Biotechnology)
  • LƯƠNG Thiện Tâm (VNUHCM-US & University of Turku)

The training workshop (15-17 July 2019) aims to share fundamental knowledge and enhance capacity of participants to effectively use and mobilize biodiversity data in accordance with the standards of the GBIF. The team hopes that after the training workshop, more institutions will be able to contribute to the biodiversity data on Viet Nam flora and fauna in GBIF, also to be able to apply GBIF data to their own research. The workshop program comprises of the following modules:

  • Exploration of and data types accepted by GBIF
  • Uses of data on in biodiversity study
  • Darwin Core for data and Ecological Metadata Language for metadata
  • Data quality using Excel functionalities, online tools and OpenRefine
  • Data papers; IPT (Integrated Publishing Toolkit) and data publishing

Workshop facilitators:

  • Sophie PAMERLON (GBIF-France)
  • Sanna HUTTUNEN (University of Turku, Finland)
  • LƯƠNG Thiện Tâm (VNUHCM-US & University of Turku)
  • VÕ Thị Phi Giao (VNUHCM-US)

See event poster for registration details.

University of Science (VNUHCM), 227 Nguyen Van Cu, District 5
Ho Chi Minh City
Country or area
Viet Nam
15 - 17 July 2019