About bkh


The Biodiversity Knowledge Hub (BKH) is a one-stop portal for understanding the complex but increasingly interconnected landscape of biodiversity research infrastructures in Europe. The BKH acts as a knowledge broker for users who wish to navigate and access the sources of open and FAIR biodiversity data, guidelines, tools and services.

The BKH is established by the 
Biodiversity Community Integrated Knowledge Library (BiCIKL) project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action under grant agreement 101007492. BKH is maintained by GBIF under collaborative ideas that emerged from GBIC2.
Disclaimer: The partner Organisations and Research Infrastructures are fully responsible for the provision and maintenance of services they present through BKH. All enquiries about a particular service should be sent directly to its provider.


What’s in it for me?

Research Infrastructures

➢ Learn how research infrastructures link data and work together
➢ Understand how to add value for new communities of users who access data from your research infrastructure
Join the Biodiversity Knowledge Hub and link your data too

Biodiversity researchers

➢ Learn about new data types from previously disconnected sources
➢ Identify new data sources for your research questions
➢ Avoid errors through better understanding of taxonomic name usage
➢ Ask complex queries through the FAIR Data Place knowledge bases


➢ Compare name usage across throusands of checklists
➢ Create a taxonomy for your specific needs (coming soon)
➢ Link directly to the taxonomic treatments
➢ Get information on newly published information on a taxon

Biodiversity informaticians

➢ Find links between the data through the FAIR Data Place
➢ Get guidance on use of persistent identifiers and APIs
➢ Access multiple data types through APIs
➢ Assemble and download complex datasets derived from data linking tools

Collection managers

➢ Explore how your collection data is being used
➢ Get information on the use of your specimens
➢ Access data linked to your specimens (taxon names, sequences, type status, nomenclatural changes)


➢ Access guidelines, best practices and semantic publishing
➢ Explore and implement use of persistent identifiers (PIDs) for different data elements
➢ Access tools and workflows for Linked Open Data (LOD)