Launch of GBIF Community Site

In August, the Global Biodiversity Initiative Facility (GBIF) Secretariat launched the GBIF Community Site, a free social networking site to enhance communication among researchers, data publishers and users, and everyone interested in Biodiversity Informatics. All are welcome to join and "share information about events, open calls, product releases, [and] collaboration opportunities in biodiversity data." There are also a number of collaboration tools available in the site: work groups, (micro)blogs, community news, online chat, file and image sharing, to name a few. For more information, visit:

For more information on GBIF, visit the main website at

To access the GBIF Data Portal visit