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Referee Comments: Referee 2

Posted by PLOS_ONE_Group on 14 Nov 2007 at 23:54 GMT

Reviewer 2's Review


This is a very valuable analysis and will provide an excellent baseline for later studies as GBIF progresses with both its coverage of institutions and regions, and its acceptance of data quality and data cleaning techniques.

As mentioned by the authors, responsibility for data quality and data cleaning rests with the data providers, however studies such as this should be an encouragement to data providers to spend time on improving the quality of their data.


N.B. These are the general comments made by the reviewer when reviewing this paper in light of which the manuscript was revised. Specific points addressed during revision of the paper are not shown.