SABIF Organisational Structure
SABIF is a network consisting of key national partners and stakeholders who provide data through the SABIF portal and the end users of the data. These include museums, herbaria, universities, conservation agencies, government agencies and departments and non-governmental agencies. SABIF has a Steering Committee which provides high-level advice on the strategic direction of the SABIF work programme. SABIF falls within the Biodiversity Information Management Directorate at SANBI. The daily functions of SABIF are co-ordinated by a Secretariat.
SABIF Portal Structure
The SABIF portal is structured as a distributed system and data providers maintain ownership of their databases that are shared through the SABIF portal.
physically reside with data providers who decide what and how data can be shared through the SABIF portal
are maintained by the data providers
SABIF provides generic agreements on data use, sharing and ownership as well as data tools for end-user applications.