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VertNet is a NSF-funded collaborative project that makes biodiversity data free and available on the web. VertNet is a tool designed to help people discover, capture, and publish biodiversity data. It is also the core of a collaboration between hundreds of biocollections that contribute biodiversity data and work together to improve it. VertNet is an engine for training current and future professionals to use and build upon best practices in data quality, curation, research, and data publishing.


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How to cite this record VertNet; VertNet; DOI:; Last edited: July 3, 2019, 12:44 p.m.; Last accessed: Jul 27 2021 12:38 p.m.

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VertNet: a new model for biodiversity data sharing.

Constable H,Guralnick R,Wieczorek J,Spencer C,Peterson AT
PLoS Biol 2010

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  • 1062193 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)