Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics Lab
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Robert A. Morris, Computer Sciences Robert Stevenson, Biology
EFG Project Collaboration Tools Data Security
We make open-source software that helps biologists build interactive, electronic, tree-based keys and multi-entry keys. To use the most recent version of EFG2 start here.

For more examples or to view a list of past and present projects (supported and unsupported) click here.
We make tools to help scientists manage their data in a collaborative environment. Our current projects include a JPEG 2000 image annotation editor and RMEI, a P2P (peer-to-peer) based protocol for editing structured data. More recently, the Filtered Push collaboration with the Harvard University Herbaria explores distributed annotations of distributed biodiversity data. Other collaborations include standards efforts work described here. We develop distributed XML access controls for biodiversity data, with collaborators including NatureServe.
Website design by J. Forman Orth. Image bar thumbnail photographers: Peter Burn, Bill Haber, Jennifer Forman Orth, Susan Speak, Robert Stevenson, and Michie Yasuda. All other material (c) 2007 EFG Group and UMass Boston.
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