Preparing a dataset in order to publish on an aggregator like Canadensys or GBIF or iDigBio can be quite fastidious, but data cleaning and standardisation are the key points to good quality and useful datasets. Fortunately, a lot of tools and protocols have been develop through time to help preparing biodiversity datasets.
Biodiversity informatics skills
After two days of soaking up talks and plenary keynotes focused on the theme of Emerging Innovations for Biodiversity Data, 20 participants gathered together to share what ideas inspired them.
By Deborah Paul, with contributions by Matthew Collins and Alex Thompson
by Deb Paul
by Shelley James
Location: BIS (TDWG) 2015 Biodiversity Information Standards:
An amazing 2 weeks in Nairobi, Kenya.
by Deb Paul, input from Libby Ellwood and Matt Collins.
Talk Title: Biodiversity informatics skills for collections and research in the 21st Century Authors: Deborah L. Paul, Pam Soltis, Matt Collins