BiSciCol (Biological Science Collections) is an NSF-funded collaborative expedition with the goal of building an
infrastructure designed to tag and track scientific collections and all of their derivatives.
The following tools from the BiSciCol expedition are made available to the biodiversity informatics user community to
linking collections-based data and are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.
BiSciCol tools use a set of common standards-based terms for describing relationships and concepts.
Questions regarding these tools may be directed to the owners and commmitters of the code-base related to each expedition below.
- Biocode Commons Identifiers (BCID) provides tools for creating
identifiers. These identifiers are useful both globally and
locally, for individuals and organizations, and will satisfy the most demanding requirements related to resolution
- The Triplifier converts Spreadsheets, databases, and Darwin Core
Archives into RDF/N3 files suitable for use on the Semantic Web.
- Biocode FIMS incorporates components of the BCID and triplifier technologies to
spreadsheet data. Biocode FIMS uses XML configuration files to define validation rules, mapping components for conversion
to RDF triples, and custom built SPARQL endpoints.
We maintain an API for each component of our suite of applications, which are described in detail at the following
The BiSciCol Blog contains updates and current information for the
Expedition including presentations, news items, and general expedition information.
All code for the BiSciCol applications are open source and available for use by the community at large and are
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant
DBI-0956426. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation