Mastering Data Citation: Insights from the BioDT Research Infrastructures

Why is data citation crucial for biodiversity data?

Data citation plays a pivotal role in advancing transparency, credibility, and collaboration within biodiversity research. It not only acknowledges the dedicated work of data collectors and curators but also streamlines the sharing and integration of invaluable biodiversity datasets.

To illuminate the critical aspects of recognising and attributing biodiversity research datasets and to offer best practices for standardized dataset citation that duly recognises their creators and sources, ultimately enhancing data discoverability, reusability, and giving due credit to those managing it, we are thrilled to announce our forthcoming webinar. This event is in collaboration with four leading Research Infrastructures: GBIF, LifeWatch, DISSCO and eLTER. Join us on 20 November 2023, as experts from these biodiversity research infrastructures guide you through essential techniques for effectively citing biodiversity data.



  • 15:00 - 15:05 – welcome and main remarks from the GBIF data citation webinar - Rita Giuffrida, Trust-IT
  • 15:05 - 15:20 – the data citation way in DISSCO - Sharif Islam, DISSCO Slides
  • 15:20 - 15:35 – the data citation way in eLter - Christoph Wohner, eLter Slides
  • 15:35 - 15:50 – the data citation way in LifeWatch - Joaquin Lopez Lerida, LifeWatch Slides
  • 15:50 - 16:30 - Q&A and final remarks
    • Daniel Noesgaard, GBIF
    • Sharif Islam, Naturalis
    • Christoph Wohner, eLter
    • Joaquin Lopez Lerida, LifeWatch


Who Should Attend?

This webinar caters to a diverse audience, including researchers, data scientists, conservationists, students, and anyone with an interest in biodiversity research and data management. Whether you're a seasoned expert or new to the field, this webinar offers valuable insights and resources to elevate your research endeavors.




This event is part of a series of webinars focused on sharing best practices on data citation. For more information on session 1 of this series, visit this page.

Mastering Data Citation: Insights from the BioDT Research Infrastructures