Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI)

Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI) is a national research infrastructure aimed at making biodiversity data more accessible. SBDI provides data and analytical services to model and analyse ecosystem processes at the local, regional and global levels. Uppsala University contributes to the development of a molecular module to allow visualisation studies based on environmental DNA in the Swedish BioAtlas portal. The Museum of Evolution of Uppsala University contributes taxonomic competence. SBDI is Sweden’s node in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

The Swedish Museum of Natural History hosts SBDI. Other participating higher education institutions and organisations include Uppsala University, University of Gothenburg, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linnaeus University, Lund University, Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute, Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Umeå University.

The Council for Research Infrastructures (RFI) funds this research infrastructure, which the Swedish Research Council considers to be in the national interest.

Related information

The Swedish Museum of Natural History’s website on Swedish biodiversity data infrastructure (SBDI)

Biodiversity Atlas Sweden’s website on Swedish biodiversity data infrastructure (SBDI)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) - international research infrastructure where SBDI is included


Anna Rosling, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ecology and Genetics.

Skogsområde med träd, mossa och svampar.