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 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.
The following tools from BiSciCol 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.
Questions regarding these tools may be directed to the owners and commmitters of the code-bases related to each project below.
- Biocode Commons Identifiers (BCID)
BCIDs are a persistent identifier solution for biological samples.
The triplifier converts Spreadsheets, databases, and Darwin Core
Archives into RDF/N3 files suitable for use on the Semantic Web.
- Biocode FIMS
Biocode-FIMS incorporates components of the BCID and triplifier technologies to
for publishing sample-based
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
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
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