Research Group Biodiversity Informatics

The BGBM's “Research and Development Group Biodiversity Informatics and Scientific Information Systems” conducts collaborative research on national and international levels since the early 1990s. Today it comprises a strong interdisciplinary group of researchers from computer science, biology, bioinformatics, and engineering. Research areas include information modeling, metadata standardization, networking of primary biodiversity data, taxonomic computing, workflow development, data rescue and archiving, and biological research collection management.

Important developments of the “Research and Development Group Biodiversity Informatics and Scientific Information Systems" include the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy, the Biological Collection Access Service (BioCASE), and the DNA Bank Network. BDI is also responsible for all research information systems developed and hosted by the BGBM (Euro+Med Plant Base, Flora of Cyprus, Cichorieae and Campanula Portal, Caryophyllales Synthesis etc.).