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Movepub is an R package to prepare animal tracking data from Movebank for publication in a research repository or the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

To get started, see:

  • Prepare your study: guidelines on how data owners should prepare their study in Movebank for archiving, prior to using this package.
  • Get started: an introduction to the package’s main functionalities.
  • Function reference: overview of all functions.

Note that Movebank users retain ownership of their data, and use should follow the general Movebank terms of use and any other license terms set by the owner.


You can install the development version of movepub from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


This package supports two use cases:


  • We welcome contributions including bug reports.
  • License: MIT
  • Get citation information for movepub in R doing citation("movepub").
  • Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.