EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy

What is the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy?

The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy is a collection of open source tools and services which together cover all aspects of the taxonomic workflow. The workflow is grouped into the following areas: taxonomic editing; publishing of edited data; data storage and exchange; collections and specimens; descriptions; fieldwork; literature; and geography. At the heart of the Cybertaxonomy platform is the Common Data Model (CDM), a repository for every conceivable type of data produced by taxonomists in the course of their work, and the backend for most EDIT components.

The EDIT Platform Cybergate(pictured) offers a good overview of the Cybertaxonomy platform. It is a visual tool for showing how data is exchanged between the various components, and thus for plotting out individual taxonomic workflows within the Cybertaxonomy platform.

FAQ: Getting Started With the Cybertaxonomy platform is a good place for both taxonomists and technologists to begin familiarizing themselves with the Cybertaxonomy platform, with an eye towards implementing individual components in their institution.

Platform Components

The main Cybertaxonomy platform components are listed below.

Desktop Taxonomic Editor

CDM Data Portal

CDM Server

A Reference on projects using the EDIT DataPortal: http://cybertaxonomy.org/DataPortalReference


Further Components of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy:

Getting started as a User

The CDM Setups site provides installations instructions for different scenarios. CDM based platform components can be downloaded from http://cybertaxonomy.eu/download/.

Getting started as a Developer