NLBIF organises annual workshops in the field of data analysis, data quality and data validation. Mainly in collaboration with other European GBIF nodes, NLBIF organises thematic meetings on the use of GBIF tools and infrastructure as well. The use of identifiers, legal aspects of data sharing and publishing are also addressed.

NLBIF and IBED (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics of the University of Amsterdam) jointly organise the annual "Species Distribution Modelling" training course. Each year, NLBIF supports a number of foreign students wishing to participate in this course.

Frequently, Dutch participants can be nominated for GBIF training sessions.