Terms and guidelines

While we provide an open-access and free database, we ask you to respect and abide by the licenses associated to the database and datasets. Each individual study is associated with a data licence which can be found in the metadata table. More information about these licences and other data usage guidelines can be found here. Violation of licence terms mean that BioTIME and/or the data contributors can revoke the freedom to use and share data.

If any data from BioTIME is used in any publication, proper citation of our database paper as well as citations for the individual studies are required.
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The future of the database and its continued availability as a resource for ecologists around the world depends on our ability to raise funds to secure it over the coming years. If you will be using BioTIME data in a current or upcoming funded project, please contribute to our running costs. You can read more about contributions here.

How to cite BioTIME

Dornelas M, Antão LH, Moyes F, Bates, AE, Magurran, AE, et al. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2018; 27:760 - 786. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12729
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