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VertNet is a collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation that aims to make biodiversity data free and openly accessible on the web from publishers worldwide. Their emphasis has been vertebrate data historically, but data sets can be stored on any biodiversity data. It is beneficial to have all biodiversity data available and discoverable online, so they work with vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, fungi, paleo, or any other biological and natural history collection interested in sharing their data with the world.

How to cite this record: VertNet; VertNet; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:58 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 24 2018 10:17 a.m.


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Record added: March 8, 2015, 7:50 p.m.
Record updated: Dec. 14, 2016, 1:32 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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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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