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This platform is intended for evaluation by the GBIF-TDWG Vocabulary Management Task Group (VoMaG) in collaboration with WP 4 of the Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy (ViBRANT). It is under development as an easy to use platform for:

  • the definition, curation, translation, annotation and discussion of basic concepts and terms in biodiversity terminology,
  • the collaborative development of vocabularies and ontologies
  • and as a service for discovery and interlinking of concepts in biodiversity.

Each concept is described on a separate page. Concepts may be classes or properties or yet undefined. Concepts can be organized into one or more vocabularies maintained by a formally designated expert group. When the definitions for concepts are consolidated they can be included into one of the term vocabularies and published at the GBIF Resources Repository. The wiki approach is based on voluntarily contributions to maintain the concept descriptions. The approval of user accounts to this wiki is moderated—please request a user account if your are willing to contribute!

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices”
E.O. Wilson, Harvard University.
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This project is funded under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°261532 (ViBRANT).
Disclaimer: Information on this website is provided at the sole responsibility of the ViBRANT Project Consortium. It does not represent the opinion of the European Community and the European Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of it.
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