Biodiversity Information Standards

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"Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)" (formerly The International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases) is a non-profit scientific and educational association that is affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences. The organisation was formed to establish an international collaboration to promote the wider and more effective dissemination of information about the world's heritage of biological organisms for the benefit of the world at large.

The association currently:

  1. Develops, adopts, and promotes standards and guidelines for the recording, discovery, exchange, and integration of data about organisms
  2. Promotes the use of these standards and guidelines through the most appropriate and effective means, and
  3. Acts as a forum for discussion about biodiversity informatics standards

The Taxonomic Databases Working Group was founded in 1985. The original name no longer reflects its current role and the name has recently been changed (with only the TDWG acronym remaining).

Key projects that use TDWG standards[edit]

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