Biodiversity Data Quality Symposium: Developing a Common Framework to Improve Fitness for Use of Biodiversity Data


The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, within the scope of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program, and the Research Center on Biodiversity and Computing, of the University of São Paulo (BioComp-USP), invite to the

March, 8th, 2016
8h30 to 17h00
FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – São Paulo

Experts who are working with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will discuss the latest on the development of a common conceptual foundation for biodiversity data quality (DQ). Practical aspects, including the identification of DQ requirements for species distribution modeling and for agrobiodiversity, and the development of a catalog of DQ tools and services will also be discussed. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers and students those involved with biodiversity data to learn about the latest findings of the group and to get involved.

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Official language: English (Simultaneous translation will not be provided)





Opening Session / Introduction and Program Overview
Carlos Alfredo Joly, BIOTA – FAPESP Program coordinator
Antonio Mauro Saraiva, Research Center on Biodiversity and Computing (BioComp)/Poli/USP, BrazilPDF


An Overview on Biodiversity Data Quality
Arthur D. Chapman, Australian Biodiversity Information Services, Australia PDF


GBIF Initiatives on Data Quality
Dmitry Schigel, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Denmark PDF

10h30 and Access to Data
Christian Gendreau, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Denmark PDF


A Conceptual Framework for Data Quality
Allan Koch Veiga, BioComp/Poli/USP, Brazil




Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)


Data Quality: Tools and Services (video)
Lee Belbin, The Atlas of Living Australia/Blatant Fabrications, AustraliaPDF


Capturing Data Quality Use Cases
Miles Nicholls, The Atlas of Living Australia/CSIRO, Australia PDF


Data Needs and Challenges for Current and Future Niche and Distribution Modeling
Enrique Martínez Meyer, Institute of Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México PDF


Coffee break


GBIF Data Fitness for Use in Agrobiodiversity: Results of the Experts’ Consultation and Recommendations of the Task Group
Elizabeth Arnaud, Bioversity International, France PDF


Data Quality Requirements for Agrobiodiversity: Case of Crop Wild Relatives
Nora Patricia Castañeda Álvarez, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia PDF


SOLVE_WITH_MORE_DATA and other Lessons from Biodiversity Data Quality Initiatives at the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Paul J. Morris, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA PDF


Q+A / Conclusions


Closing Session


Support by:

Biota BioComp GBIF TDWG


Event free of charge / Limited registration
Information: (11) 3838-4362 / 

Parking suggestions: Pio Park - Rua Pio XI, 1320 | Tonimar - Rua Jorge Americano, 89