for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management
Donat Agosti
Plazi
OpenData Week, Montpellier, July 12, 2014
Bouchout Declarati...
Hardisty, Nature 502, 171 (2013)
BUT: predictive ecology has substantial data needs
Harfoot, BIH2013, Rome, 2013
The big q...
Decentralized biodiversity infrastructure
Plants
3,400 Herbaria worldwide
10,000 Associate curators and specialists
350,00...
One collection’s view of the world
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland collection on GBIF
Source: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/7b...
200,000,000+ printed pages
1,900,000 species described
20,000,000+ species treatments
17,000 new species per year
Biodiver...
Names as information tags in life sciences
Names
Characteristics
Publications
GenesCollections
Specimens
Distribution
Coordination and Policy Development in Preparation for a
European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management
System
Supported ...
iBiosphere
Biodiversity Knowledge Management System
Create digital objects
+ Identifiers and resolvers
+ Open Access
+ Legislation
+ Adequate infrastructure
+ Sustainable and...
Why another declaration?
free of charge online access to EU-funded research
…
essential for Europe's ability to enhance its economic
performance an...
Access to digital data sets resulting from federally funded research
….
will accelerate scientific breakthroughs and innov...
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110511/full/news.2011.281.html
800 billion USD have been generated
by the human genome pro...
After all, there is a Budapest
Declaration, a Berlin Declaration, a
Bethesda Declaration…
… but additional messages:
Direct access to digital content
… but additional messages:
Direct access to digital content
Re-acting: The biodiversity community
is re-acting together to...
… but additional messages:
Direct access to digital content
Re-acting: The biodiversity community is
re-acting together to...
… but additional messages:
Direct access to digital content
Re-acting: The biodiversity community is
re-acting together to...
Bouchout Declaration
Bouchout Declaration
http://bouchoutdeclaration.org
Launched: June 12, 2014
Bouchout Declaration
signatories
Bouchout Declaration
(75)
(147)
Bouchout Declaration
Bouchout Declaration
GOAL: Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management
As signatories, we encourage an overarching approach
to ...
Bouchout Declaration
Open Access
The free and open use of digital resources about
biodiversity and associated access servi...
Bouchout Declaration
Licenses
Licenses or waivers that grant or allow all users a
free, irrevocable, world-wide, right to ...
Bouchout Declaration
Licenses ctd.
Data and research results are not copyrighted
and thus no license should be added
If po...
Bouchout Declaration
Policy
Policy developments that will foster free and
open access to biodiversity data
Bouchout Declaration
Attribution
Tracking the use of identifiers in links and
citations to ensure that sources and supplie...
Bouchout Declaration
Infrastructure
An agreed infrastructure, standards and protocols
to improve access to and use of open...
Bouchout Declaration
Registers
Registers for content and services to allow
discovery, access and use of open data
Bouchout Declaration
Persistent Identifiers
Persistent identifiers for data objects and physical
objects such as specimens...
Bouchout Declaration
Linked Open Data
Linking data using agreed vocabularies, both
within and beyond biodiversity, that en...
Bouchout Declaration
Development
Dialogue to refine the concept, priorities and
technical requirements of Open Biodiversit...
Bouchout Declaration
Business
A sustainable Open Biodiversity Knowledge
Management that is attentive to scientific,
sociol...
Sign now!
When do you sign?
bouchout@plazi.org
bouchoutdeclaration.org
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  • Where does the data come from?
    Data comes from the institutions and legacy literature
    116,000,000 plant records
  • Collections, GBIF series
    None is complete on its own, the power is in aggretation; data highly complimentary, none complete alone, power in aggregation
  • Bouchout Declaration on Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management, Montpellier July 11, RMLL 2014

    1. 1. for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management Donat Agosti Plazi OpenData Week, Montpellier, July 12, 2014 Bouchout Declaration
    2. 2. Hardisty, Nature 502, 171 (2013) BUT: predictive ecology has substantial data needs Harfoot, BIH2013, Rome, 2013 The big question What is the future of the biological world? Imagine if we could: …Predict community level dynamics of ecosystems at scales from local to global, based on the ecology and biology of all individual organisms
    3. 3. Decentralized biodiversity infrastructure Plants 3,400 Herbaria worldwide 10,000 Associate curators and specialists 350,000,000 specimens in collections 180,000,000 specimens digitized 2,000,000,000 specimens including animals Source: gbif.org; http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/IndexHerbariorum.asp
    4. 4. One collection’s view of the world Nationaal Herbarium Nederland collection on GBIF Source: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/7b33b040-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
    5. 5. 200,000,000+ printed pages 1,900,000 species described 20,000,000+ species treatments 17,000 new species per year Biodiversity libraries BUT: The data are hidden Incomplete digitization Publications are not semantically enhanced Collections are incomplete Data is not linked Most data are not open
    6. 6. Names as information tags in life sciences Names Characteristics Publications GenesCollections Specimens Distribution
    7. 7. Coordination and Policy Development in Preparation for a European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System Supported by the European Commission through its FP7 research funding programme (pro-)iBiosphere
    8. 8. iBiosphere Biodiversity Knowledge Management System
    9. 9. Create digital objects + Identifiers and resolvers + Open Access + Legislation + Adequate infrastructure + Sustainable and permanent infrastructure + Reliable services for partners in research projects and society Seamless Global Virtual Research Knowledge Management System (European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System) Biodiversity Knowledge Management System
    10. 10. Why another declaration?
    11. 11. free of charge online access to EU-funded research … essential for Europe's ability to enhance its economic performance and improve the capacity to compete through knowledge http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/open-access-scientific-information
    12. 12. Access to digital data sets resulting from federally funded research …. will accelerate scientific breakthroughs and innovation, promote entrepreneurship, and enhance economic growth and job creation. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/22/expanding-public-access-results-federally-funded-research
    13. 13. http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110511/full/news.2011.281.html 800 billion USD have been generated by the human genome project
    14. 14. After all, there is a Budapest Declaration, a Berlin Declaration, a Bethesda Declaration…
    15. 15. … but additional messages: Direct access to digital content
    16. 16. … but additional messages: Direct access to digital content Re-acting: The biodiversity community is re-acting together to novel environmental, scientific and societal challenges
    17. 17. … but additional messages: Direct access to digital content Re-acting: The biodiversity community is re-acting together to novel environ- mental, scientific and societal challenges Third leg: digital content as commitment
    18. 18. … but additional messages: Direct access to digital content Re-acting: The biodiversity community is re-acting together to novel environ- mental, scientific and societal challenges Third leg: digital content as commitment Catalyst for discussions
    19. 19. Bouchout Declaration Bouchout Declaration http://bouchoutdeclaration.org
    20. 20. Launched: June 12, 2014 Bouchout Declaration
    21. 21. signatories Bouchout Declaration
    22. 22. (75) (147)
    23. 23. Bouchout Declaration
    24. 24. Bouchout Declaration GOAL: Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management As signatories, we encourage an overarching approach to Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management which is based on the following fundamental principles:
    25. 25. Bouchout Declaration Open Access The free and open use of digital resources about biodiversity and associated access services
    26. 26. Bouchout Declaration Licenses Licenses or waivers that grant or allow all users a free, irrevocable, world-wide, right to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly as well as to build on the work and to make derivative works, subject to proper attribution consistent with community practices, while recognizing that providers may develop commercial products with more restrictive licensing.
    27. 27. Bouchout Declaration Licenses ctd. Data and research results are not copyrighted and thus no license should be added If possible, publications should be created as Open Access works
    28. 28. Bouchout Declaration Policy Policy developments that will foster free and open access to biodiversity data
    29. 29. Bouchout Declaration Attribution Tracking the use of identifiers in links and citations to ensure that sources and suppliers of data are assigned credit for their contributions
    30. 30. Bouchout Declaration Infrastructure An agreed infrastructure, standards and protocols to improve access to and use of open data
    31. 31. Bouchout Declaration Registers Registers for content and services to allow discovery, access and use of open data
    32. 32. Bouchout Declaration Persistent Identifiers Persistent identifiers for data objects and physical objects such as specimens, images and taxonomic treatments with standard mechanisms to take users directly to content and data
    33. 33. Bouchout Declaration Linked Open Data Linking data using agreed vocabularies, both within and beyond biodiversity, that enable participation in the Linked Open Data Cloud
    34. 34. Bouchout Declaration Development Dialogue to refine the concept, priorities and technical requirements of Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management
    35. 35. Bouchout Declaration Business A sustainable Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management that is attentive to scientific, sociological, legal, and financial aspects
    36. 36. Sign now! When do you sign? bouchout@plazi.org bouchoutdeclaration.org

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