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Darwin Core was largely developed by a series of US biodiversity research projects including iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections) as one of the most recent. The Darwin Core Hour webinar series provide a community for sharing experience on how to use Darwin Core: https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/wiki/Webinars. The recording of each seminar available from iDigBio shortly after each live webinar: https://vimeo.com/album/4407185.

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1Making DNA and tissue collections available by using the GGBN extensions with IPT (Wednesday 21th February 2018, 17:00 CET, Oslo)

Welcome to our first Darwin Core Hour of 2018!

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Time: 17:00 Oslo = 5 PM CET (Central Europe), 4 PM GMT (UTC, London), 11 EST (New York), 1 PM ART (Buenos Aires), 2 PM PST (Los Angeles)

Where: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

In this Darwin Core hour we will give a brief overview about the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) and the GGBN Data Standard. This standard covers facts about DNA and tissue samples and complements Darwin Core and ABCD. It can be used with both and is not a stand-alone solution. GGBN is dedicated to DNA and tissue collections and makes use of the GBIF infrastructure to reference to the underlying specimens. We will demonstrate how to use the GGBN extensions with IPT in detail and how it finally looks like in the GGBN Data Portal. Today more than 400,000 DNA and tissue samples and 200,000 voucher specimens are available through the GGBN portal. Specify has now included an automated export for the GGBN extensions in its latest release. But many others partners also have started to implement the standard into their systems (e.g. Arctos) and more than 1.7 million new sample records will be made available in 2018.

PresentersGabriela Dröge, Research Group Biodiversity Informatics, Coordinator, DNA-Bank Network, Berlin Botanic Garden and Botanic Museum Berlin and Katherine Barker, Program Manager, Global Genome Initiative and Global Genome Biodiversity Network, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Moderators: Katharine Barker, Deborah Paul

Relevant links

Technical requirements page: http://wiki.ggbn.org/ggbn/IT_requirements

Main GGBN site: http://www.ggbn.org/ggbn_portal/

GGBN Data Portal publication: https://academic.oup.com/nar/article/42/D1/D607/1068053

Questions: https://bit.ly/dwchour-input

Darwin Core hour webinars organized in 2017.

          Darwin Core documentation:

          Darwin Core spreadsheet templates:

          Create and publish Darwin Core using the IPT (GBIF Integrated data Publishing Toolkit):

          GBIF IPT data models:

          Darwin Core software tools:

          Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum (see also):


          Tags: Darwin Core, GBIF, iDigBio
          Published Feb. 9, 2018 9:44 AM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2018 9:46 AM