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The 2022 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge has opened

The 2022 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is now open on the GBIF portal. The Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an annual challenge to find innovative uses for biodiversity data published by GBIF. The winners will receive a total of up to €20,000. We encourage you to apply. For more information, including application requirements, click here.

Abstracts for the 21st Century Biodiversity Research Workshop (FY2021) are now available

Abstracts are now available for the 21st Century Biodiversity Research Workshop (16th, FY2021), “Exploring Biodiversity with DNA” to be held on December 18. You can view them on the Workshop page (Japanese page).

NOTICE: Service will be temporarily suspended on December 16 due to the relocation of communication facilities for river construction in the prefecture

Due to the relocation of communication facilities caused by river construction in the prefecture, this site will be out of service for approximately 60 minutes during the following period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding. December 16, 2021 04:00 - 06:00 (JST)

The latest version of the JBIF pamphlet is now available

The latest version of the JBIF pamphlet is now available. Please take a look. JBIF pamphlet (Japanese version. Published November 30, 2021)

The 21st Century Biodiversity Research Workshop (FY2021) will be held

The 21st Century Biodiversity Research Workshop (FY2021, 16th), “Exploring Biodiversity with DNA”, will be held. Click here for more information.

NOTICE: Service will be suspended from November 12 to 14 due to legal inspection work at the National Institute of Genetics

Due to a legal power outage at the National Institute of Genetics, this site will be out of service during the following period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. November 12, 2021 16:00 - November 14, 2021 13:00 (JST)

New page "About JBIF Logo" is now available

New page “About JBIF Logo” is now available. This page is in Japanese. If you wish to use the JBIF logo in your reports or research presentations on GBIF/JBIF related activities, you can download it from this page. Click here for the "About JBIF Logo" page.

"Library" reorganized

The "Library" has been reorganized, removing old materials and adding new materials and links. The "Library" is here. This page is in Japanese. New materials and links GBIF/Data standards GBIF/Quick guide to publishing data through GBIF.org GBIF/IPT: The Integrated Publishing Toolkit GBIF Implementation Plan 2017-2021 and Annual Work Programme 2021 Current Best Practices for Generalizing Sensitive Species Occurrence Data (latest version) Georeferencing Best Practices (latest version) GBIF Work Programme 2014-2016

The 37th Study Group on Dissemination of Specimen Information will be held

The 37th Study Group on Dissemination of Specimen Information through the Project for Improvement of Data on Natural History Specimens will be held. Click here for more information.

Name change of this organization

The name of this organization has been changed from “Japan Node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility” to “Japan Initiative for Biodiversity Information”. “JBIF” as an abbreviation remains unchanged. For more information, please see the Japanese version of "About JBIF".