Category:Biological Recording Software
From National Forum for Biological Recording
Biological Recording Software
Many different computer programmes are available for handling biological data. Some have been developed to suit the needs of just one taxonomic group, whilst others handle a wide range of species or habitat data. Some conform to the new NBN data model, and many incorporate mapping facilities or can link to GIS or other programmes. Some software suits the individual recorder, whilst others better meet the needs of fully fledged Records Centres. Support, cost and ease of use all differ.
Listed here are details of some of the commonly available programmes currently used by recorders and records centres in the UK. We hope this information will help you choose the programmes best suited to your needs. The NFBR recommends that programmes conforming to the NBN data collection model are considered first. The details have been provided in good faith; the NFBR cannot offer advice or support on specific products.
Note to suppliers: To add or update software titles to this list, please email the NFBR with details of programme name; cost; description (max 80 words); contact point for purchase and support (plus website and egroups); system requirements, NBN data model conformity.