The Biodiversity Knowledge Hub is a one-stop portal that allows users to access FAIR and interlinked biodiversity data and services in a few clicks.
The Horizon 2020
Project is proud to announce that the BiCIKL Biodiversity Knowledge Hub (BKH) is now online.
BKH is a one-stop portal that allows users to access FAIR and interlinked biodiversity data and services in a few clicks. BKH was designed to support a new emerging community of users over time and across the entire biodiversity research cycle providing its services to anybody, anywhere and anytime.
The Knowledge Hub is the main product from our BiCIKL consortium, and we are delighted with the result!
BKH can easily be seen as the beginning of the major shift in the way we search interlinked biodiversity information.” Biodiversity researchers, research infrastructures and publishers interested in fields ranging from taxonomy to ecology and bioinformatics can now freely use BKH as a compass to navigate the oceans of biodiversity data. BKH will do the linkages. says Prof. Lyubomir Penev, BiCIKL’s Project coordinator and Founder of . Pensoft Publishers
The BKH is designed to serve a new emerging community of users over time and across the entire biodiversity research cycle.
We have invested our best energies and resources in the development of BKH and the
, which is the beating heart of the portal,” Fair Data Place (FDP) BKH has been designed to support a new emerging community of users across the entire biodiversity research cycle. Its purpose goes beyond the BiCIKL project itself: we are thrilled to say that BKH is meant to stay, aiming to reshape the way biodiversity knowledge is accessed and used. says Dr Christos Arvanitidis, CEO of . LifeWatch ERIC
The BKH outlines how users can navigate and access the linked data, tools and services of the infrastructures cooperating in BiCIKL.
By revealing how they harvest, liberate and reuse data, these increasingly integrated sources enable researchers in the natural sciences to move more seamlessly between specimens and material samples, genomic and metagenomic data, scientific literature, and taxonomic names and units. said Dr Joe Miller, Executive Secretary of GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
A training programme on how to best utilise the platform is currently being developed by the
(CETAF), Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities , Pensoft Publishers , Plazi , Meise Botanic Garden (EMBL-EBI), EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute , ELIXIR Hub , and GBIF – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and will be finalised in the coming months. LifeWatch ERIC
A detailed description of the BKH tools and services provided by its contributing organisations is available at:
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BiCIKL consortium partners on the project’s website.
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