reBiND project

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:57

the reBiND project is finished: It presents a running archiving system for isolated data at risk.

The reBiND archiving software makes now 25 datasets publicly available.
The reBiND System is open source and can be installed at any institution, more .

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:49

reBiND data are now accessible via GBIF portal, more

Thu, 2014-06-12 16:27

Agnes Kirchhoff and Lorna Morris presented the reBiND project at the DCPS Day on June 5, 2014 in the lecture hall of Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum...

The presentation aimed to encourage researchers to consider data sharing and longer-term preservation of data generated during their research. The reBiND system was presented as a solution to the problems highlighted in collection, storage and sharing of biodiversity data. More than 120 people attended the day. The audience consisted of departmental staff from the Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences.

Mon, 2014-05-05 15:45

A hands-on workshop to demonstrate the reBIND workflow was given by Agnes Kirchhoff, Lorna Morris and Anton Güntsch.

The workshop was held at the Institute of Botany (IBSAS), Slovak Academie of Sciences, Bratislava. Twelve participants attended from several differenent institutions (including Finnish Museum of Natural History; Africa Museum, Belgium). After a general introduction to data preparation and an overview of the reBiND archiving workflow participants used example ABCD datasets to run through the following steps in the workflow:

  1. Storing the data in eXist-db XML database
  2. Entering metadata
  3. Running correction modules and editing the data
  4. Publication of the corrected data


Tue, 2013-11-12 14:56

The Data Quality Initiative from the BGBM (of which the reBiND project is a part of) was presented at the Biodiversty Information Standarts conference (TDWG 2013) in Florence. more

The presentation was part of the symposium "Biodiversity Data Quality – issues, methods and tools" and was given by David Fichtmueller from the reBiND project. Click here to download the slides.

Thu, 2013-06-13 13:52

Fauna Europaea and reBiND agreed to collaborate on rescuing 'concluded' zoological data sets from becoming orphan. more

In a recent survey among Fauna Europaea specialists the existence of private databases or files was mentioned, developed to manage their taxonomic research data, which, however, are in a risk of becoming orphan because of an approaching retirement. Specialists are willing to share these data sets when a suitable solution for hosting could be found.

Thu, 2013-02-14 15:06

The reBiND team took part in the development of a "vocabulary for the registration and description of research data repositories" more

Paul Vierkant, Shaked Spier, Jessika Rücknagel, Jens Gundlach, David Fichtmüller, Heinz Pampel, Maxi Kindling, Agnes Kirchhoff, Hans-Jürgen Göbelbecker, Jens Klump, Roland Bertelmann, Peter Schirmbacher, Frank Scholze: Vocabulary for the Registration and Description of Research Data Repositories. Version 2.0. December 2012. DOI:10.2312/re3.002,

Thu, 2012-11-22 13:36

An article about reBiND was published in the peer reviewed journal "Plant Biosystems", special issue: "New trends in Biodiversity Informatics". more

Güntsch, A., Fichtmüller, D.,  Kirchhoff, A. & Berendsohn, W.G.: Efficient rescue of threatened biodiversity data using reBiND-workflows. In: Plant Biosystems, 146(4) (2012), S. 752-755, DOI:10.1080/11263504.2012.740086

Wed, 2012-08-15 10:28

Today we released the first screenshots of the reBiND software. These screenshots will demonstrate how the workflow will look like for the scientists using the reBiND software. Click here to view the screenshots!

Fri, 2012-02-17 17:48

David Fichtmüller of the reBiND team presented the concept for the architecture of the reBiND Framework last week at the eXist-db preconference day of the XMLPrague conference. more

The presentation was filmed and is now available online.

The slides of the presentation are also available.


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