DanBIF is the Danish participant node of GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility
DanBIF is also a GBIF node for the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility was established by governments in 2001 to encourage free and open access to biodiversity data, via the Internet. Through a global network of countries and organisations, GBIF promotes and facilitates the mobilisation, access, discovery and use of information about the occurrence of organisms over time and across the planet. The members of GBIF are required to establish and run a participant node, with the purpose of making their resources of biodiversity data available for search through the GBIF portal.
DanBIF carries out the work on making accessible the Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic resources of biodiversity data. DanBIF maintains the consensus checklist of all species known to occur in Denmark.
DanBIF has a board, a Node Manager and a network of members from Danish research institutions, organisations etc. DanBIF is hosted by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.