Photo by Juan Grattarola

First Meeting of Members of Biodiversidata

5th October, 2018. School of Life Sciences, Universidad de la República.

Photo by Juan Grattarola

First Meeting of Members of Biodiversidata

5th October, 2018. School of Life Sciences, Universidad de la República.

The meeting took place in the School of Science of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was the frist assembly of all members of Biodiversidata and setted the landmark of the creation of the association.

Participants agreed this was a fundamental instance to understand the relevance of the initiative, discuss about the urgency of data openness in science in Uruguay, find out about the aims of the new association and prioritize the future agenda of the organization.

The possibility of a face-to-face meeting allowed us to get to know each other and discuss in confidence the aspects that brought us together.

Sessions

  1. Presentation of Biodiversidata
    How does it originates and what are the objectives?

  2. Progress so far
    Digitization and systematisation of tetrapod data, standards and quality controls.
    Presentation of the main record’s distribution maps.
    Presentation of the first article to be sent for publication.

  3. Agreements and commitments
    Production of publications, criteria and authorships.
    Data management and administration. Licensing of data.
    Production of a Data-Paper with all the data sets collected.
    Identification of new actors and criteria for the integration of the Consortium.

  4. Agenda for future goals
    Development of the web platform to allow easy access and management of the data.
    Digitisation of new data: invertebrates and plants.
    Proposals for new articles and data to be published.
    Development of strategic partners and possibilities for international collaboration.

Primer Encuentro del Consorcio de Datos de Biodiversidad del Uruguay

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