BExIS 2.4.0

With this release of the BExIS data management application the security system has been completed. Now users are able to set permissions on individual datasets for individual users and roles. The existing feature security has been extended, now showing also effective permissions in hierarchical settings, for example, a user may inherited permissions from a role she is ascociated with.

Another milestone of this release is that BExIS 2 now supports unstructured data. So users are able to register their data with the system (i.e. create metadata) and then upload any type of file (e.g. NetCDF, image, video, etc.) to the system or provide a link to an external resource (e.g. database, fileserver, DOI).

In order to efficiently transfer large files and large numbers of files to the respective server the system has been exended with a dedicated user interface as part of the Data Collection module.

Further, search request are now run against primary data as well, and not only metadata.

Depending on individual permissions, users are able to download any type of data from the system. For tabular data (i.e. structured data) any adjustment made to the view (sorting, filtering, column selection) will take effect in the downloaded file (WYSIWYG). Structured data may be downloaded as Excel spreadsheet, comma or tab separated file.

Besides these new features, extensive testing has been conducted on all components, resulting once more in number of bugs and improvements being identified and fixed.




Additional Software (.NET 4, ASP.Net)

required if not installed already


Step-by-Step Installation Guide



Release Notes


BExIS is released under a GNU General Public License version 3

If you have any problems installing or using BExIS 2.4.0 please do not hesitate contacting us at:

This is a community driven open source project so we are looking forward to any feedback or inquiry about new features.


User Guides

BExIS User Guides are available for individual features and modules. We will keep them updated with each new release and add new ones as new features become available.

Data Planning Module.pdf

Data Collection Module.pdf

System Administration Module.pdf

Data Dissemination Module.pdf