Background

bdchecks is an infrastructure for performing, filtering and managing various biodiversity data checks using R. Data checks are a key to promoting biodiversity data quality. bdchecks offers various features for different types of R users:

  • An interactive and user-friendly Shiny app for inexperienced R users.
  • Full command line functionality for more experienced R users.
  • Advanced R users can easily edit, add and manage their own collection of data checks, using one single YAML file and only two supporting R functions.

Improving the quality of biodiversity research, in some measure, is based on improving user-level data cleaning tools and skills. Adopting a more comprehensive approach for incorporating data cleaning as part of data analysis will not only improve the quality of biodiversity data, but will impose a more appropriate usage of such data.

Student

Povilas Gibas

Mentors

  • Thiloshon Nagarajah
  • Vijay Barve
  • Tomer Gueta
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2019