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Certification in the GB22 training event

Certification in the GB22 training event


The GBIF Secretariat organized a pilot experience on performance assessment and certification during the training event for Nodes in GB22. Those willing to participate had the opportunity to obtain certification in the form of one of two badges around data publishing support.

These badges comply with the Mozilla OpenBadges standard, so awardees can present them together with any other badges acquired from other sources. Through digital backpacks and collections, you can display them in your social media pages, online CVs, blogs, etc. Third parties can objectively verify the skills that the badge certifies and the criteria that you met to obtain the badge.

If you are interested in knowing more about the OpenBadges initiative, have a look at this short video:

If you are REALLY interested in knowing more, we can also suggest the following 54 minutes webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdv6R2BiYq4.

Performance assessment during the course

The course included several opportunities for evaluating progress against the objectives defined in its instructional design. Seek the section about assessment in each session description page to know what was covered in each part of the course. This is a short summary:

  1. We assessed performance on technical support to biodiversity data publishers through a public rubric that was used mainly during in sessions 04 and 08. This accounted for a 20% of the overall assessment.
  2. We assessed performance on the promotion of biodiversity data publishing through the use of a second public rubric in session 05, used by the facilitators and during a peer-review exercise. This accounted for a 20% of the overall assessment.
  3. A final applied assignment, similar to the exercises done during the course, was sent to those seeking certification after the course. This exercise was assessed using the same public rubrics mentioned above. This assignment accounted for a 60% of the overall assessment.

Badges awarded

This is the list of badges already awarded as a result of the workshop.


Basic badge awardees

  • Aboudou Raoufou Radji
  • Faustin Gashakamba
  • Razfimpahanana Andriamandimbisoa

Advanced badge awardees

  • André Heughebaert
  • Andry Jean Marc Rakotomanjaka
  • Dag Terje Filip Endresen
  • Dairo Escobar
  • Daniel Amariles García
  • Dimitri Brosens
  • Ursula Smith

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