Data Sharing Testimonies

Gael R. V.Weghe

Gael R. Vande weghe

I think it's very important to make the maximum amount of biodiversity data available. The challenges are usually just that some data must be published first, but generally speaking, I would like to have most if not all data that I possess or collect, made available one way or the other.

Marie Claire Dusabe

Marie Claire Dusabe

"The first time I was called by the team working on RBIS asking me to share data I felt I was not interested because I could not understand why they need me to share my own data. I could not even think about creating time to organize data and share them."...... "However, by the time I saw the RBIS outside launched showing biodiversity data we have in Rwanda, I immediately realized how it is going to be easy to track the researches done on biodiversity in Rwanda, recognize the gaps, and access the available data as well as connecting with other researchers in Rwanda. That when I called the RBIS staff announcing them that I am willing to share the second bunch of macro-invertebrates data I collected from Rusizi tributaries at Rwandan side."

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Mapendo Mindje

"Sharing biodiversity data is indeed something I cannot hesitate from doing. This is one-way data on amphibians would be easily collected from one place to be used where it is needed. Also, it will be a good opportunity to motivate me to keep contributing to the monitoring of wetlands’ health as a reference person doing amphibians works. I will be happy to see my data being used in Rwanda to support the management and conservation of wetlands"

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