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Our data

Before sharing biodiversity data through SBDI, please review our data policy. It may also be useful to review the different classes of datasets handled by SBDI and our routines for handling sensitive data. You can also read more about some of our current data providers.

Data policy and vision

SBDI supports open science through open and collaborative sharing of biodiversity data. That is the essence of the SBDI data policy. Specifically, we adhere to the well-known FAIR principles, that is, making sure that data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

Data types

SBDI manages several different types of datasets, from simple descriptions of data sources to detailed information about systematically collected biodiversity data. Read more about the different data types.

Sensitive data

It may not be advisable to freely share some biodiversity data. For instance, the species may be threatened by harmful human activity. Read more about sensitive data handling in SBDI.

SBDI data providers

Our data providers include natural history museums, government agencies, monitoring programs, citizen scientists, field stations and researchers. And if the list does not include you or your organization yet, we hope it will soon!