Course on Data skills in biodiversity education and research, in Yerevan

Five-day program curriculum on open biodiversity data publishing, including excursion and bioblitz in Yerevan, Armenia.

Honey bee

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) in the Shirak province of Armenia in June 2021 CC BY NC diansumbulyan

Regional Training course for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students with expert trainers and trainers-in-training - Yerevan, Armenia (5 days), 18 to 22 April 2022.

Successful attendees will be issued a certificate of attendance corresponding to 2 ECTS and a digital GBIF Certified Trainer badge. This training model has been tested in the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme and is adapted to BioDATA needs. The course is designed for 16-20 participants. All applicants must submit a motivation letter as part of their registration. The lectures will be in English (with some teaching materials available in Armenian).

Eligibility for BioDATA students is limited to the partner countries in the BioDATA project: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, and Tajikistan - with a focus on Armenia for this particular course. Travel, meals, and accommodation will be covered for accepted participants in this course. Please note that all participants must have valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

Program overview

An overview of the BioDATA course is provided at

Teachers and mentors

Local organizers: Armine Abrahamyan, Andreas Melikyan

Teachers and mentors to be announced


The registration form will be made available here.

The course registration will open in early March 2022. With an invitation for local students and young researchers from Armenia to apply.

Students will be selected on the basis of a brief motivation letter describing their background and interest in the course topic of open biodiversity data publication.

Venue and travel information

The venue for the training course will be announced.

International travel is booked by the BioDATA secretariat at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. Accommodation and meals during the course are covered for all accepted participants.

Please note that all participants must have valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses.


Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) by Narek75 CC BY SA 4.0

(This course was postponed from April 2020 because of COVID travel restrictions)

Tags: BioDATA, GBIF, data publishing, biodiversity informatics
Published Nov. 3, 2018 12:07 PM - Last modified Jan. 7, 2022 9:30 AM