Darwin Core Archive Validator

Users publishing data to GBIF should use the GBIF data validator. That newer validator checks the structure and data content of archives, to find mistakes with coordinates, scientific names, dates and so on.

This validator only checks the archive structure, but is retained for non-GBIF use of Darwin Core Archives.

This validator verifies the structural integrity of a Darwin Core Archive. It does not check the data values, such as coordinates, dates or scientific names.

To validate a Darwin Core Archive file either provide a URL to an archive or upload an archive including data files for validation.

Please note that we limit the size of uploaded files to 100MB, so reduce your data files if necessary. We will happily pull bigger archives from a URL provided.

Validate archive URL:

Upload local archive: