BiSciCol (Biological Science Collections) is an NSF-funded collaborative project with the goal of building an infrastructure designed to tag and track scientific collections and all of their derivatives.


The following tools from BiSciCol are made available to the biodiversity informatics user community to promote linking collections-based data and are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Questions regarding these tools may be directed to the owners and commmitters of the code-bases related to each project below.

The BiScicol Ontology

The BiSciCol OWL File describes a set of high level relational predicates for linking biodiversity concepts and events. This OWL file can be used to reason over data generated from the BiSciCol Triplifier.


We maintain an API for each component of our suite of applications, which are described in detail at the following locations:

More Information

The BiSciCol Blog contains updates and current information for the BiSciCol Project including presentations, news items, and general project information.

All code for the BiSciCol applications are open source and available for use by the community at large and are available at:

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 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