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Data management

The data-specific deliverables are the following:

  • Review the IPBES data and knowledge management policy at regular intervals, and further develop the policy by incorporating new developments regarding data management and handling. Monitor and promote the implementation of the policy in all objectives and activities of the IPBES platform. In addition, draft the long-term vision of IPBES data management, handling and delivery;
  • Provide support for the generation, management, handling and delivery of IPBES products: Support the implementation of the IPBES data management policy by giving guidance and overseeing and providing technical support to all experts within IPBES, including assessment authors, technical support units, and task forces. This includes for example support in the design and development of data management plans and practical guidelines for all products underlying their work (e.g. figures, maps, tables and indicators), provision of expertise, facilities, tailor-made training sessions, online tutorials, webinars and workshops, as well as ad-hoc meetings and troubleshooting services as required. 
  • Explore and establish collaborations with external initiatives and providers on data: Identify potential external initiatives, providers and experts which would be able to provide knowledge and support for the achievement of the overall objectives of the Platform. 

Current resources and information can be found at the IPBES ICT guide website ( which holds documentation for IPBES data management and IT services, including the data management tutorials and the technical guideline series.

If you would like to contact the technical support unit on knowledge and data regarding data, please email [email protected].