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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an inter-governmental organization funded by different countries and aimed to provide free and open online access to global biodiversity data supporting at the same time scientific research, conservation, and sustainable development. GBIF is a network of national nodes with an international Secretariat settled in Copenhagen. Thanks to GBIF, data providers around the world have available common open-access standards and tools used to share information about the place and time they have found a determined species. Currently (September 2021), GBIF comprises 61 countries, 40 organizations and 1,796 data providers (https://www.gbif.org/the-gbif-network).