INBO Research Challenges

Publicly accessible monitoring data

INBO aims to make its own scientific data as open and FAIR as possible (FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable).
In this way, we encourage researchers, both at INBO and beyond, to reuse data and perform more widely integrated analyses. It also increases our visibility in relevant data networks, in which we continue to play a leading role.

Specifically, we are taking the following actions:

  1. We will provide a clear and publicly accessible overview of all INBO monitoring data on the INBO website.
  2. We are developing the Flemish Biodiversity Portal. Through this portal, we will centralise all of the available species data for Flanders. We strive for optimal use, tailored to the needs of all societal actors, especially where data is needed to inform policy decision-making. We also aim to provide clear standards for data delivery and ensure that data only needs to be provided in a single format which can be used for different applications.
  3. In parallel with the above, we want to publish more abiotic data FAIRly and are looking at the possibilities of integrating this data into the portal.
  4. Internally, we are dedicated to maximising the use of existing data systems to facilitate openness and 'FAIRness' wherever possible.


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