Where to meet us

  • 25-26 October 2014. Global Unique IDentifier workshop, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 27-30 October 2014. TDWG Jönköping, Sweden.


Plazi is an association supporting and promoting the development of persistent and openly accessible digital taxonomic literature. To this end Plazi will:

* Maintain a digital taxonomic literature repository to enable archiving of taxonomic treatments.

* Enhance submitted taxonomic treatments by creating TaxonX and Taxpub XML versions.

* Participate in the development of new models for publishing taxonomic treatments in order to maximize interoperability with other relevant cyberinfrastructure components (e.g., name servers, biodiversity resources, etc...)

* Advocate and educate about the vital importance of maintaining free and open access to scientific discourse and data.

Plazi News

Plazi providing two lectures at the forthcoming TDWG conference in Jönköping, SWE. October 26-31.

Plazi members will present in the opening session of the TDWG 2014 an introduction to the Bouchout Declaration and in the session on Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing the Plazi One Million Treatment Goal.

Plazi is actively participating at the 4th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance, Amsterdam, NL, September 22-24

Plazi will be participating at the 4th Plenary of the RDA in the IG Biodiversity Data Integration, Legal Interoperability of Research Data IG (providing a case study) and Persistent Identifier IG (reporting on Bouchout Declaration)