Data hosting infrastructure for primary biodiversity data

TitleData hosting infrastructure for primary biodiversity data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGoddard, Anthony, Nathan Wilson, Phil Cryer, and Grant Yamashita
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
IssueSuppl 15
PaginationS5 - S5
Date Published2011/12/15/
ISBN Number1471-2105

Today, an unprecedented volume of primary biodiversity data are being generated worldwide, yet significant amounts of these data have been and will continue to be lost after the conclusion of the projects tasked with collecting them. To get the most value out of these data it is imperative to seek a solution whereby these data are rescued, archived and made available to the biodiversity community. To this end, the biodiversity informatics community requires investment in processes and infrastructure to mitigate data loss and provide solutions for long-term hosting and sharing of biodiversity data.