Darwin Core

Format Website with links to CSV and other files. Created by Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Organisation Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Overview

Darwin Core is an extension of Dublin Core for biology, and especially biodiversity, data. It defines a set of terms that are used to retain meaning as data is shared across different platforms.

The site includes reference and usage guides, as well as a glossary and distribution files to allow you to use the resource.

The site states:

Darwin Core is a standard maintained by the Darwin Core maintenance group. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing identifiers, labels, and definitions. Darwin Core is primarily based on taxa, their occurrence in nature as documented by observations, specimens, samples, and related information.