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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Originally featured in the March 3, 2001 edition of The Scout Report, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) continues to allow "anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet." Created in 1999 on the recommendation of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development panel, GBIF functions as a one-stop shop for data from a number of institutions around the world. In the Data section, researchers can access information in a number of ways, including by Country, Dataset, and Species. As of this write up, GBIF includes over 30,000 data sets and data from over 200 countries. While researchers may be most interested in the Data section, members of the general public and science teachers may be most interested in the News section. Here, visitors will find Featured Data Use, which highlights recently published studies that draw on GBIF data.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-03-17
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