TDWG Activities

Activities listed here are the TDWG Interest and Task Groups approved by the Executive Committee to work on standards in a particular area of biodiversity science.

Links on the group abbreviation and full name should take you to the group's landing page or charter.  Links under the Resources column indicate the group's primary collaboration tools.  

TDWG mailing lists:  Several years ago, TDWG members observed that a separate mailing list for each interest or task group was overly partitioned.  Topics discussed in one group were often relevant to multiple groups and it was difficult to ensure that everyone interested in a topic was kept informed. To fix the problem, TDWG merged most mailing lists into just three:

  • TDWG -- for general announcements (very low volume)
  • TDWG-Content -- for discussing how biodiversity information concepts should be defined and represented; and
  • TDWG-TAG -- for discussing technical architecture.

In addition, TDWG is moving many of its groups to GitHub because the collaboration tools provided there are an excellent platform for developing information standards.

For further information, please contact us.

Information for Conveners

Helpful information for Interest and Task Group Conveners

Title

Type

Status

Resources

Last Update

Annotations Annotations Interest Group Interest Group Open GitHub 2011
Attribution Joint RDA/TDWG Atrributions Working Group Interest Group Open GitHub 2016
BD Biological Descriptions Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki  
BDQ Biodiversity Data Quality Interest Group Interest Group Open GitHub 2016
  DQ-F BDQ Framework Task Group Open   2016
  DQ-TSW BDQ Tools, Services & Workflows Task Group Open   2016
  DQ-UCL BDQ Use Case Library Task Group Open   2016
BDIC Biodiversity Informatics Curriculum Interest Group Interest Group Open GBIF Comm Site  2016
BSC Biodiversity Services & Clients Interest Group Open   2016
GBWG Genomic Biodiversity Working Group Interest Group Open Wiki 2015
GIG Geospatial Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
IMG Imaging Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
  MRTG Multimedia Resources Task Group Task Group Open Wiki  
ISIG Invasive Species Interest Group Interest Group Open    
LIT Literature Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
NCD Natural Collections Descriptions Interest Group Interest Group re-activating Mailing List, GitHub, Wiki 2016
OSR Observation and Specimen Records Interest Group Open    
  ABCD Access to Biological Collections Data Task Group Open Wiki  
  DwC DarwinCore Task Group (DwC) Task Group Open Wiki  
  OBS Observations Task Group (OBS) Task Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
Paleo Paleobiology Interest Group Interest Group Open GitHub 2014
Phylo Phylogenetics Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
Process Process Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
  Vocab Vocabulary Documentation and Maintenance Task Group Open GitHub 2016
TNC Taxonomic Names and Concepts Interest Group Interest Group Open Mailing List  
TAG TDWG Architecture Group Interest Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
  GUID Globally Unique Identifiers Task Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
  RDF RDF Task Group Task Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
  TAPIR TAPIR Task Group Task Group Open Wiki Mailing List  
TIP TDWG Infrastructure Project Interest Group Suspended Wiki  
TSI TDWG Species Information Interest Group Interest Group Open Wiki 2016
  Last Modified: 19 July 2017