Herewith a Call for author proposals for new and updated GBIF technical guides.

GBIF seeks submissions from experts or teams of experts to prepare new or updated documentation on the topics below.   

The deadline for authors’ submissions to prepare documentation on each of four priority topics is the 13 September 2021

Please follow this link for further information and requirements

  1. Updated guide to collection digitization
    Build on more than a decade’s worth of experience across the scientific collections community since publication of the 2008 publication
  2. Updated guide to publishing camera-trap data
    Provide a fresh look at current approaches, extending 2014 publication and other more recent sources
  3. NEW! guide to prioritized data mobilization based on data gaps and biases
    Intended as practical companion guide to 2016 publication; see also GBIF Data Blog posts on gaps
  4. NEW! guide to publishing species migration/telemetry data
    Offering approaches and best practices for sharing tracking data for individual organisms

Interested parties are invited to make a submission to GBIF ( with a copy to SANBI-GBIF Node Manager: