The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) is the data-management framework for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, and its programs and activities including the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP). It is an online, interoperable data management system that serves as a focal point and common platform for all CAFF programs and projects as well as a dynamic source for up-to-date circumpolar Arctic biodiversity information and emerging trends. The goal of the ABDS is to increase access to Arctic biodiversity data for the common good of scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders both inside and outside of the Arctic. It is intended to allow for discovery, archiving and access to data at various scales. Such a framework is essential to ensure effective, consistent, and long-term management of Arctic Biodiversity data.