TDWG Standards

TDWG's standards are listed below. For information about current work within TDWG, we would suggest that you look at the TDWG Wiki. For further information, please contact us.

TDWG Current Standards (*)

Title

Activity

(Task or Interest Group)

Category

Status

Date Published

GUID and Life Sciences Identifiers Applicability Statements Applicability Statements Current 30-Jan-2011 Download
Darwin Core DarwinCore Task Group (DwC) Technical Specification Current 09-Oct-2009 Download
TAPIR - TDWG Access Protocol for Information Retrieval TAPIR Task Group Technical Specification Current 09-Sep-2009 Download
 
 

TDWG Current (2005) Standards (*)

Title

Activity

(Task or Interest Group)

Category

Status

Date Published

Access to Biological Collection Data - version 2.06 Access to Biological Collections Data Technical Specification Current (2005) 16-Sep-2005 Download
Structured Descriptive Data Biological Descriptions Interest Group Technical Specification Current (2005) 16-Sep-2005 Download
Taxonomic Concept Transfer Schema Taxonomic Names and Concepts Interest Group Technical Specification Current (2005) 16-Sep-2005 Download
Definition of the Delta Format Technical Specification Current (2005) 01-Oct-1986 Download
 
 

TDWG Draft Standards (*)

Title

Activity

(Task or Interest Group)

Category

Status

Date Published

TDWG Standards Documentation Specification TDWG Infrastructure Project Technical Specification Draft Download (**)
Natural Collections Descriptions (NCD): A data standard for exchanging data describing natural history collections Natural Collections Descriptions Interest Group Technical Specification Draft Download (**)
ABCDDNA DNA extension for Access to Biological Collection Data Access to Biological Collections Data Technical Specification Draft Download (**)
Audubon Core Multimedia Resources Metadata Schema Multimedia Resources Task Group Technical Specification Draft 06-Dec-2012 Download (**)
 
 

TDWG Prior Standards (*)

Title

Activity

(Task or Interest Group)

Category

Status

Date Published

HISPID3 - Herbarium Information Standards and Protocols for Interchange of Data Observation and Specimen Records Technical Specification Prior 01-Oct-1996 Download
Economic Botany Data Collection Standard Economic Botany Interest Group Best Current Practice Prior 01-Oct-1995 Not available for download
Plant Occurrence and Status Scheme Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1995 Download
Plant Names in Botanical Databases Best Current Practice Prior 01-Oct-1995 Download
Authors of Plant Names Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1992 Not available for download
World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1992 Download
XDF - A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets Technical Specification Prior 01-Oct-1991 Not available for download
Botanico-periodicum-huntianum/supplementum Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1991 Not available for download
Index Herbariorum. Part I: The Herbaria of the World Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1990 Not available for download
International Transfer Format for Botanic Garden Plant Records Technical Specification Prior 01-Oct-1987 Download
Floristic Regions of the World Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1986 Not available for download
Taxonomic Literature, ed. 2 and its Supplements Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1976 Not available for download
Botanico-periodicum-huntianum Status and Categories Prior 01-Oct-1970 Not available for download
 
 
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(**) Standard is still under review or download package is being edited.
  Last Modified: 27 May 2009