The international megascience initiative Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF, www.gbif.org) aims to make all the world’s information on biodiversity freely and universally available for query and analysis via the Internet. This will be accomplished through the concerted efforts of the GBIF members, which include countries, economies and organisations. These members are each required to establish and run a participants node, with the purpose of making their resources of biodiversity data available for search through the GBIF portal. The Danish national participant node of GBIF is Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF, www.danbif.dk).
DanBIF consists of a board, a secretariat, and a network of members from Danish research institutions. The work of the DanBIF board and network is coordinated and maintained by the secretariat, hosted by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen.
The DanBIF board include the following members:
The representatives from subject biology at the three universities have been appointed by DNSRC after nomination from the respective Deans.
The DanBIF network includes representatives from Danish research institutions that are involved in biodiversity research, currently 32 people from 14 institutions. The members have been appointed by DNSRC after nomination from the respective institutions.
The node secretariat employs four people – a Node Manager, M.Sc. & Ph.D. Isabel Calabuig, an IT Manager, M.Sc.Eng. Mihail-Constantin Carausu, a Scientific Communications Officer & webeditor, M.Sc. Lotte Endsleff, and a Database Manager & scientific assistant, M.Sc. Christian Lange.
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