Training and learning resources

GBIF empowers its global network and strengthens its community of practice through training activities and learning resources that enable members to mobilize and use biodiversity information effectively

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Serge Roberteau Tchoffo (BIOPAMA, left) and Elias Bizuru (National University of Rwanda, right) at the BID African regional meeting and nodes training, 3 Sept 2019, Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo by Mélianie Raymond | GBIF, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

GBIF curriculum

The GBIF Secretariat, in collaboration with our community of trainers and mentors, develops curricula on biodiversity data mobilization and use. These courses are available online for self-paced use or can be adapted for onsite or virtual workshops.

GBIF Data Use Club

The GBIF Data Use Club is a programme intended to support the use of GBIF-mediated data globally through seminars featuring skilled data users, online training resources, and building capacity in data literacy skills via free licenses offered in collaboration with DataCamp thorugh the DataCamp Donates programme.

GBIF Data Use Club

Find out the latest information on training webinars and knowledge exchange hubs

Community forum

Join the conversation and get answers to data use related questions

GBIF Digital documentation

GBIF produces digital-first technical documentation on a range of topics relating to biodiversity informatics and open biodiversity data to support the community of practice. Text and other content are maintained in open GBIF GitHub repositories and published into HTML and PDF formats using an open-source publishing toolchain called AsciiDoctor. Support for translations is integrated via CrowdIn, which provides a free non-commercial licence that supports the efforts of GBIF's volunteer translator community.

Community resources

GBIF participants produce a wealth of resources to support the community of practice. This section will highlight guiding examples and CESP projects that focus on reusable training and documentation.