BEXIS 2 – A platform for managing heterogeneous biodiversity data and projects

Title: BEXIS 2 – A platform for managing heterogeneous biodiversity data and projects
Authors: Roman Gerlach, David Blaa, Javad Chamanara, Martin Hohmuth, Nafiseh Navabpour, Sven Thiel, Birgitta König-Ries
Source: TDWG Conference 2015
Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 2015-09-28
Type: Conference Paper

In this presentation we will demonstrate the capabilities of the BEXIS 2 software. BEXIS is being developed to address the data management needs of large scale research projects with multiple sub-projects and several hundred researchers. Following the data-life-cycle concept BEXIS 2 provides modules for data collection, data discovery, dissemination, integration, quality assurance and research planning. Key features of the current BEXIS 2 system include: support for a broad range of data structures and data types, support for multiple database management systems (e.g. PostgreSQL, IBM DB2), a faceted search on metadata and primary data, customizable data downloads and a highly flexible security system. Currently, we strive to dramatically improve the usability and performance of the system. New features are being developed based on requests from the user community and released every three month under a GNU Lesser General Public License (version 3).

The development of BEXIS 2 is being funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the BExIS++ project ( Funding for specific extensions and modules is further provided by DFG through the projects: Biodiversity Exploratories, AquaDiva, iDiv, and GFBio.