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Experience and strategy of biodiversity data integration in Taiwan
Shao, K.T.; Lai, K.C.; Lin, Y.C.; Chen, L.S.; Li, H.Y.; Hsu, C.H.; Lee, H.; Hsu, H.W.; Mai, G.S. (2013). Experience and strategy of biodiversity data integration in Taiwan. Data Science Journal 12: WDS61-WDS69.
In: Data Science Journal. CODATA: Paris. e-ISSN 1683-1470, more
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Author keywords
    Biodiversity informatics, GBIF, TaiBNET, TaiBIF, Database

Authors  Top 
  • Shao, K.T.
  • Lai, K.C.
  • Lin, Y.C.
  • Chen, L.S.
  • Li, H.Y.
  • Hsu, C.H.
  • Lee, H.
  • Hsu, H.W.
  • Mai, G.S.

    The integration of Taiwan's biodiversity databases started in 2001, the same year that Taiwan joined GBIF as an associate participant. Taiwan, hence, embarked on a decade of integrating biodiversity data. Under the support of NSC and COA, the database and websites of TaiBIF, TaiBNET (TaiCOL), TaiBOL, and TaiEOL have been established separately and collaborate with the GBIF, COL, BOL, and EOL respectively. A cross-agency committee was thus established in Academia Sinica in 2008 to formulate policies on data collection and integration as well as the mechanism to make data available to the public. Any commissioned project will hereafter be asked to include these policy requirements in its contract. So far, TaiBIF has gained recognition in Taiwan and abroad for its efforts over the past several years. It can provide its experience and insights for others to reference or replicate.

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