BExIS 2.6.0

Based on a number of requests and recommendations from the BExIS community this new release of the BExIS data management application includes the following features and improvements:

Individual system features and datasets can now be made publicly available without authenticaton. So for example, the search could be available for everyone without registration or logging on to the system. Administrators are now able to approve, block, or unlock users (e.g. when the wrong password has been entered too many times). Further, users can now change their password.

System administrators are now able to import custom metadata structures as XSD schemas. The system will automatically create all required data types and forms for metadata entry. We have successfully tested this feature with the full ABCD schema, the basic Dublin Core schema, the GBIF EML profile, and number of other custom profiles.

We have further improved some user interfaces and the general usability. For instance, direct in-line editing of a variable name and description of a data structure are now available. There is also a new personlised page showing all accessible datasets on the homepage of the application.



For a new installation please use the following package:


Additional Software (.NET 4, ASP.Net)

required if not installed already


Installation Guide



Release Notes


BExIS is released under a GNU Lesser General Public License version 3

If you have any problems installing or using BExIS 2 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