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Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), also known as the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, is a not for profit scientific and educational association that is affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences. TDWG was formed to establish international collaboration among biological database projects. TDWG promoted the wider and more effective dissemination of information about the World's heritage of biological organisms for the benefit of the world at large. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) now focuses on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data. The TDWG develops, adopts and promotes standards and guidelines for the recording and exchange of data about organisms. Additionally, it promotes the use of standards through the most appropriate and effective means. The TDWG acts as a forum for discussion through holding meetings and through publications. Logo covered under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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Record updated: July 27, 2016, 12:01 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Registry Name Abbreviation Type Domain Taxonomy Related Database Related Standard Related Policy In Collection/Recommendation Status

Access to Biological Collection Data ABCD Standard None ready

Access to Biological Collection Data DNA extension ABCDDNA Standard None None in development
Audubon Core Multimedia Resources Metadata Schema AC Standard None None ready
Darwin Core DwC Standard None ready

DEscription Language for TAxonomy DELTA Standard None None None ready

Economic Botany Data Collection Standard EBDCS Standard None None None ready

Globally Unique Identifier and Life Science Identifier Applicability Statement GUID and LSID Applicability Statements Standard None None None ready

Herbarium information standards and protocols for interchange of data HISPID3 Standard None None ready

International transfer format for botanic garden plant records ITF2 Standard None None deprecated

Natural Collections Descriptions NCD Standard None None in development

Plant names in botanical databases Plant names in botanical databases Standard None None None ready

Plant occurrence and status scheme POSS Standard None None None ready

Structured Descriptive Data SDD Standard None None None ready

Taxonomic Concept transfer Schema TCS Standard None None ready

TDWG Access Protocol for Information Retrieval TAPIR Standard None None ready

TDWG Standards Documentation Specification TDWG SDS Standard None None None in development

World geographical scheme for recording plant distributions World geographical scheme for recording plant distributions Standard None None None ready

XDF - A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets XDF Standard None None None deprecated