This article was originally published on Down To Earth.

“Good news for researchers: The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) will together work towards improving access to data on biodiversity-related researches.

IPBES signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GBIF during its sixth planetary session at Medellin, Colombia on March 19.

Anne Larigauderie, executive secretary, IPBES, said the agreement focuses on improving the identification of, access to and use of data. She added that IPBES resonates with GBIF’s theory of free and open access to data for use in researches and policies…”

Read on at: Down To Earth.