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San José de Costa Rica (Costa Rica), 1-3 October 2012. The objective of this workshop is to strengthen capacity to manage, clean, integrate and publish data about Costa Rica biodiversity to promote its conservation, by using computer tools, protocols and standards developed by international initiatives.
Paris (France), 15-17 October 2012. This course aims to give the participants an overview of the different possible ways to publish and access to the data available in the GBIF network (especially the role of the GBIF data portal data.gbif.org), including the different possible uses of those data, in particular the application of ecological niche modeling techniques.
II eLearning workshop on data recording for technicians in natural history collections by GBIF Spain
Internet (), 18 September - 2 October 2012. During the workshop, the different approaches to the digitization of this kind of information will be studied. The software applications used will be Herbar and Zoorbar, both developed by the Coordination Unit of the Spanish GBIF Node. The advanced functionalities and their use to manage natural history collections will not be included in the workshop, since there are specific workshops on those issues.
Brussels (Belgium), 3 October 2012. GBIF has identified the provision of identifiers for biodiversity objects as one of the central challenges to developing a global bioinformatics infrastructure. This workshop is an opportunity for BeBIF to dissemate the knowledge gained at similar GBIF course. It aims at increasing the knowledge of the participants about Persistent Identifiers, specifically on how to issue, use, publish and resolve these identifiers, helping them to select the most appropriate solution for their specific situation.
The workshop has a cost of 20 EUR including welcome coffee and lunch.
Kathmandu (Nepal), 23-24 August 2012. The proposed training will bring new potential partners from the non-member countries of GBIF and orient them about GBIF Biodiversity informatics platform and information networks. It will also provide some of the GBIF member countries from Asia to share their experiences and motivate the non-node members to become part of this global biodiversity information network, and contribute to biodiversity data publishing from the region. The training is intended to provide the participants a broad array of opportunity provided by GBIF platform with the first-hand experience of publishing data using the IPT. The orientation will also address the incentivising data publishing, making data publishing a demand driven process and will also bring awareness of the use and applicability of published data through their interactions with GBIF and GMBA professionals.
2012 Asia-Pacific workshop on sharing biodiversity information and the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT2)
Taipei City (Chinese Taipei), 25-27 June 2012. Asia-Pacific regional node managers and biodiversity scientists will be invited to attend this workshop that will cover the installation of the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit v. 2 (IPT2) installation, management, and user interface customization, as well as data publishing to GBIF through IPT2. The trend of data sharing and benefits of submitting data papers will also be emphasized to encourage attendees to disseminate the knowledge of IPT2 setup and to help publish biodiversity data to the GBIF portal in their own countries.
Paris (France), 27 June 2012. GBIF France, in collaboration with the Francophone staff of GBIF Belgium and GBIF Sweden, is organizing a course on persistent identifiers as a follow-up of the course organized globally by GBIF in Madrid (Spain) in February 2012.
The topics that will be addressed are: (i) Intruduction and basic concepts, (ii) application examples in the biodiversity arena, (iii) implemantation and maintenance, (iv) publishing and resolution and (v) practical cases.
Original title: Atelier sur les identifiants persistants par GBIF France.