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Data Hosting Centres

Introduction

A data hosting centre (DHC) can provide you with an account on their IPT, allowing you to manage your own datasets, and publish them through GBIF.org.

Using a DHC is highly recommended because it will save you time and money setting up your own IPT instance, and you can receive helpdesk support in your own language.

Please use this page to discover a trusted DHC in your own country. If no DHC exists in your country, or the DHC doesn't reply promptly to your inquiry, please contact the GBIF Helpdesk for assistance.

Please note that to qualify as a trusted DHC, the centre must meet a strict set of criteria. Like so, you can trust the DHC will keep their IPT online near 100% of the time, and they will ensure that your dataset gets backed-up.

Data Hosting Centre Criteria

A DHC must meet the following set of strict requirements in order to be recommended to publishers:

  • Their IPT is online near 100% of the time
  • They can properly administer their IPT:
    • Keeping it up-to-date with latest version
    • Ensuring the IPT data directory gets regularly backed-up
    • Managing user accounts
    • Managing IPT cores and extensions
  • They have a proven track-record of hosting data for publishers in their country
  • They can provide prompt and knowledgeable helpdesk support:
    • They know how to use the IPT to publish data through GBIF.org
    • They know about biodiversity data standards in general
    • They know how to publish data papers

If you believe your DHC meets these standards, and would like to offer your services to publishers in your country, please email helpdesk@gbif.org.

Data Hosting Centres by Country

Designates a country with an IPT serving as a repository, able to assign DOIs to datasets underlying scientific publications in journals such as Scientific Data.

Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Australia, and hosting support for datasets on the ALA IPT. Please contact ALA david.martin@csiro.au for assistance.

The ALA IPT is recognized as a repository in BioSharing.org. An increasing number of journals refer authors to an appropriate repository in BioSharing.org in order to ensure data underlying scientific publications gets deposited in a standardized manner.

Belgium

The Belgium Biodiversity Platform provides helpdesk support to publishers in Belgium and hosting support for datasets on the Belgian BIF IPT. Please contact André Heughebaert a.heughebaert@biodiversity.be for assistance. The Belgian Biodiversity Platform also hosts an IPT for each of these countries/institutions:

Canada

The Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF) does not run an IPT.

Therefore you are recommended to contact Canadensys, which provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Canada, and hosting support for datasets on the Canadensys IPT. Please contact Canadensys canadensys.network@gmail.com for assistance.

The Canadensys IPT is recognized as a repository in BioSharing.org. An increasing number of journals refer authors to an appropriate repository in BioSharing.org in order to ensure data underlying scientific publications gets deposited in a standardized manner.

Colombia

The Colombian Biodiversity Information System (SiB Colombia) provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Colombia, and hosting support for datasets on the SiB Colombia IPT. Please contact SiB Colombia sib@humboldt.org.co for assistance.

The SiB Colombia IPT is recognized as a repository in BioSharing.org. An increasing number of journals refer authors to an appropriate repository in BioSharing.org in order to ensure data underlying scientific publications gets deposited in a standardized manner.

Denmark

The Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF) provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Denmark, and hosting support for datasets on the DanBIF IPT. Please contact DanBIF icalabuig@snm.ku.dk for assistance.

Finland

The Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Finland, and hosting support for datasets on the Digitarium IPT. Please contact the Digitarium hannu.saarenmaa@uef.fi for assistance.

France

GBIF France provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, France, Madagascar, and Togo. GBIF France also hosts an IPT for each of these countries:

Please contact GBIF-France gbif@gbif.fr for assistance. For technical issues please write to dev@gbif.fr instead.

Norway

GBIF Norway provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Norway, and hosting support for datasets on the GBIF Norway IPT. Please contact GBIF Norway gbif-drift@nhm.uio.no for assistance.

Portugal

GBIF Portugal provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Portugal, and hosting support for datasets on the GBIF Portugal IPT. Please contact GBIF Portugal node@gbif.pt for assistance.

South Africa

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) provides helpdesk support to new publishers in South Africa, and hosting support for datasets on the SANBI IPT. Please contact f.ramwashe@sanbi.org.za for assistance.

Spain

GBIF Spain provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Spain, and hosting support for datasets on the GBIF Spain IPT. Please contact info@gbif.es for assistance.

The GBIF Spain IPT is recognized as a repository in BioSharing.org. An increasing number of journals refer authors to an appropriate repository in BioSharing.org in order to ensure data underlying scientific publications gets deposited in a standardized manner.

Sweden

GBIF Sweden provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Spain, and hosting support for datasets on the GBIF Sweden IPT. Please contact Anders Telenius anders.telenius@nrm.se for assistance.

Taiwan

The Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) provides helpdesk support to new publishers in Taiwan, and hosting support for datasets on the TaiBIF IPT. Please contact Yu-Huang Wang yuhuangwang@gmail.com for assistance.

USA

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides helpdesk support to new publishers in the United States partnered or affiliated with the USGS or the U.S. Federal Government, and hosting support for datasets on the USGS BISON IPT. Please contact bison@usgs.gov for assistance. Also note the USGS hosts IPTs for the following organisations/resources:

VertNet provides helpdesk support to new publishers in the United States, and hosting support for datasets on the VertNet IPT. Please contact Laura Russell larussell@vertnet.org for assistance.