RINSE - Pathways and vectors of biological invasions in Northwest Europe


This repository contains the functionality to standardize the data of Zieritz et al. (2017) to a Darwin Core checklist that can be harvested by GBIF. It was developed for the TrIAS project.


source data (transcribed from the original Supplementary Table 2 Word file) → Darwin Core mapping script → generated Darwin Core files

Published datasets

  • Dataset on the IPT
  • Dataset on GBIF

Repo structure

The repository structure is based on Cookiecutter Data Science. Files and directories indicated with GENERATED should not be edited manually.

├── README.md         : Description of this repository
├── LICENSE           : Repository license
├── .gitignore        : Files and directories to be ignored by git
├── data
│   ├── raw           : Source data, input for mapping script
│   └── processed     : Darwin Core output of mapping script GENERATED
├── docs              : Repository website GENERATED
└── src
    ├── dwc_mapping.Rmd  : Darwin Core mapping script, core functionality of this repository
    └── src.Rproj        : RStudio project file


  1. Clone this repository to your computer
  2. Open the RStudio project file
  3. Open the dwc_mapping.Rmd R Markdown file in RStudio
  4. Install any required packages
  5. Click Run > Run All to generate the processed data
  6. Alternatively, click Build > Build website to generate the processed data and build the website in /docs


List of contributors


MIT License