Summer Conferences

Digital Data at ASU If you’re attending iDigBio’s Digital Data Conference at Arizona State University, several Symbiota-coordinated sessions and events will be happening that week, including: a SEINet Luncheon (register), Symbiota Skillshare, a themed discussion/workshop on the Extended Specimen, a…

Find Funding for Your Projects–and Symbiota

Want to enhance Symbiota? Include it in your next grant! Improvements to Symbiota are primarily supported by grant-based funding. If you’re planning a collections improvement, digitization, or research project that includes the use of one or more Symbiota portals, the…

Publishing Environmental Data from Symbiota

Like many collections that use Symbiota, datasets in the NEON Biorepository Data Portal are regularly published to GBIF. This includes data for a variety of taxa, including plants, animals, microbes, plankton, and many preparation types: dry, frozen, fluid preserved, slide-mounted,…

Digital Data 2023

iDigBio is now accepting abstracts andparticipant registration for the annualDigital Data in Biodiversity Research conference! Official event updates are available on iDigBio’s wiki. Meeting Registration Participant Category Registration Fee (USD) In-person, non student* $100 In-person, student* $50 Virtual only Optional**…

Cybersecurity Statement

The Symbiota Support Hub has issued a statement on cybersecurity. Read the statement here:

Portal Advancement Campaigns in 2023

The Symbiota Support Hub hosted six Portal Advancement Campaigns in 2022, and these month-long events will continue in 2023. Portal campaigns are designed to help portal communities build on or reinvigorate digitization momentum. Campaign activities typically focus on improving portal…

Symbiota Discussions on GitHub

Symbiota Discussions is a forum for documenting community input that can affect how Symbiota portals are improved over time. If you have an idea for your portal–or if you just want to report a bug–the Hub strongly encourages you to…

New Data Citation Features

GBIF maintains a robust system to track data usage when your specimen records are downloaded from their portal and cited properly in publications, and this information can now be displayed in your Symbiota portal. A full explanation of how these…

Data Usage Policies

Most Symbiota portals contain a Data Usage Policy to instruct data users on how they should cite data in your portal. This policy can be customized to include guidance specific to your portal community, and it can be added as…

Collections Metadata & Contacts

Please keep all contact information and user permissions associated with your collection(s) in Symbiota portals up-to-date. Doing so will help ensure that the appropriate individuals are receiving communications–like portal management updates, rare species reader requests, and other announcements–from the Support…