A data publishing workshop, jointly organized by GBIF Uruguay, SiB Colombia, SiB Brazil and Canadensys, helped train 24 data technicians, mostly from government, and from the nongovernmental sector and academia. Of these 21 participants were from Uruguay and 3 from Argentina, Chile and Cuba.
An objective of the workshop was to build capacity for data publishing to the planned national biodiversity portal for Uruguay and to GBIF. The workshop also focussed on strengthening capacity in assessing data quality.
The workshop was held from 30 November to 2 December 2015 in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of the 2015 capacity enhancement support project towards setting up Uruguay’s data portal.
The training builds on the success and resources developed by Colombia as part of their 2014 capacity enhancement project.