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GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

The Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) is a free, open source software tool provided by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and used to publish and share biodiversity datasets through the GBIF network. The IPT can also be configured with a DataCite account in order to assign DOIs to datasets, thus transforming it into a data repository.


Most users should refer to the user manual for further information, including downloads, installation instructions and details of the latest release.

If you have a GitHub account, you may select "Watch" → "Custom" → "Releases" above to receive a notification from GitHub when there is a new IPT release. These notifications are also sent to the mailing list.

In this repository you can find the source code for the IPT software and its user manual, as well as the issue tracker.



A large number of dedicated volunteers contribute to the success of this software. With your help, the IPT has become a successful tool in use all around the world.

Crowdin is kindly supporting this open source project by giving GBIF a free access to its localization management platform. Crowdin makes it possible to manage a large number of concurrent translations.