Sharing to KNB

What is KNB?

The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) is an international repository intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research.

Data generated in ABCTracker can be shared on KNB. Permissions can be established to shared data so that uploaded processes are either

  • Private - only you will be able to see your data while logged in

  • Shared - only you and selected individuals you specify will be able to see the data while logged in

  • Public - anyone can view your data, both on the KNB website and in ABCTracker


Launch KNB from ABCTracker


Log into KNB from ABCTracker

Tip: Login is optional to view data, but mandatory to manage personal data

ABCTracker will allow you to use the KNB plugin without logging in, but the only data that will be available is data uploaded by others that is publicly accessible. To manage personal or shared data, login is required.

Step 1: Generate ORCID token

  1. In your computer’s web browser, navigate to KNB’s website ( and click “Sign In”

  2. After signing in with ORCID account, select your username at KNB’s website and choose “My profile”


  3. Go to the “Settings” tab

  4. Select “Authentication Token”

  5. Copy token from page


Step 2: Paste token into ABCTracker’s KNB Login dialog