Portal Architecture

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Specimen portals such as GGBN, the BGBM Specimen Portal, and various other Special Interest Network Portals (SINs) are based on a range of open source software components and services most of which developed by or in co-operation with the BGBM Biodiversity Informatics Research Group. The main components are:

By using the same software platform for all system, we ensure that new developments and improvements can be applied to all portals developed and hosted by the BGBM. Recent developments are an interface to the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy as well as a rights management function for "confidential" collection data.