SIB Colombia - Case Study open access-AP.pdf

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    The Colombian Biodiversity Information System (SiB Colombia) is a national initiative funded by the national government with Decree 1603 of 1994 as part of the process of creation of the National Environmental System (SINA), established in Law 99 of 1993. This national infrastructure was established in early 2000 to facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data. It comprises a network of more than 100 organizations (including universities, biological collections, research institutes, environmental authorities and NGOs among others) that work together to ensure that biodiversity data is available to support further research, education, policy making and incentive measures for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.