Globally Unique Identifiers - GUID

TDWG Task Group (Open)


Kevin Richards
Landcare New Zealand


To standardize the use of globally unique identifiers within the Biodiversity Informatics community.


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The Nordic LSID e-infrastructure is starting


The aim is to generate or retrieve LSIDs for all organisms in the region.  The work will start on from Lepidoptera for which three different taxonomies are currently being used in the region, and thus data integration by...[more]

CATE LSID Resolution Service is live


The CATE project (Creating A Taxonomic e-Science) is a UK NERC-funded research project to create taxonomic web-revisions. The latest release includes an LSID Resolution Service (undertaken as part of a contract with GBIF). The...[more]

Request for Comment on TDWG LSID Applicability Statement


The TDWG Infrastructure Project (TIP) has been working on a new draft of the TDWG LSID Applicability Statement. This document- provides guidance on how to use Life Sciences Identifiers (LSID) to meet specific requirements of...[more]

LSID Policy Workshop


A workshop to develop a policy on LSID deployment was sponsored by the TDWG Infrastructure Project. The workshop was hosted by Greg Whitbread at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra April 2-4 2007. The workshop...[more]

Australasian LSID Policy Workshop completes


Members of the Australasian Biodiversity Federation attended a three-day meeting in early April to make recommendations towards an LSID Implementation Policy. For more information, please see the meeting website at...[more]

Request for Comments on LSID HTTP Proxy Usage Recommendations


The TDWG Infrastructure Project (TIP) Team is putting forward a proposal to make Life Science Identifiers (LSID) more interoperable with standard World Wide Web and Semantic Web applications. In that proposal we recommend the use...[more]

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