|Quality assurance and intellectual property rights in advancing biodiversity data publications|
|Costello, M.J.; Michener, W.K.; Gahegan, M.; Zhang, Z-Q.; Bourne, P.; Chavan, V. (2012). Quality assurance and intellectual property rights in advancing biodiversity data publications. Version 1.0. Global Biodiversity Information Facility: Copenhagen. ISBN 87-92020-49-6. 33 pp.|
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GBIF was established by countries as a global mega-science initiative to address one of the great challenges of the 21st century – harnessing knowledge of the Earth’s biological diversity. GBIF envisions ‘a world in which biodiversity information is freely and universally available for science,
society, and a sustainable future’. GBIF’s mission is to be the foremost global resource for biodiversity information, and engender smart solutions for environmental and human well-being
(GBIF 2011a). To achieve this mission, GBIF encourages a wide variety of biodiversity data holders, generators and users across the globe to discover and publish (make discoverable) data to global standards through the GBIF network.