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BioData Retrieval Version 5.8.1

Release Date 2016-03-11

  • No significant changes

BioData Retrieval Version 5.7.1

Release Date 2016-01-22

  • Corrected bugs that impacted the ability of project staff to download certain data sets
  • Switched BioData to the NatDB deduplicated site file as the source for site information

BioData Retrieval Version 5.6

Release Date 2016-01-06

  • Corrected a formatting issue that was inadvertently introduced when the KML bug was fixed in the last release

BioData Retrieval Version 5.5

Release Date 2015-12-22

  • Fixed a bug in the taxon-specific filter section, that prevented users from proceeding to the next (Select Data Sets) page

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the KML file not showing points for sites associated with non-public samples, even when the user was logged into the internal site

BioData Retrieval Version 5.2.1

Release Date 2015-09-24

No Changes

BioData Retrieval Version 5.2

Release Date 2015-08-24

No Changes

BioData Retrieval Version 5.0

Release Date 2015-04-13

New Features

  • Added sample and taxonomic result data for "User-specified invertebrate" sample type  (IGEN) to retrievals
  • Added ability to set filter to select IGEN sample type for data retrieval

BioData Retrieval Version 4.3

Release Date: 2015-02-20

BioData Retrieval versions 4.1 and 4.2 were used for testing and not released.

System Upgrades

  • Code repository improvements
  • Addressed potential cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability

BioData Retrieval Version 4.0

Release Date: 2014-09-30

New Features

For Users
  • Added sample, collection effort, and taxonomic result data for “User-specified methods/protocols” (FGEN) sample type to retrievals.
  • Added ability to set filter to select FGEN sample type for data retrieval.

Bug Fixes

For Users
  • Corrected the returning of non-criteria matching datasets when filtering by SIDNO.
  • Removed KML file from taxonomy citation downloads from myUSGS.
  • Populated data dictionary file in taxonomy citation downloads from myUSGS.

BioData Retrieval Version 3.3.1

Release Date: 2014-05-08

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded infrastructure to mitigate security vulnerabilities.

BioData Retrieval Version 3.2.1

Release Date: 2014-03-13

Release 3.2.1 is the first production release of “Release 3.2”. Release 3.2.1 serves as the de facto “Release 3.2” of BioData Input and Retrieval.

New Features

For Users
  • NAWQA cycle 3 RHAB particle size data can be retrieved.

BioData Retrieval Version 3.1.3

Release Date: 2014-01-14

Bug Fixes

For Users
  • Current algae downloads are operable on the wiki page; valid zip files are now created upon download.
  • 2014-01-28: Resolved six instances of the duplicated SIDNO BDB-000052252 in the download.

BioData Retrieval Version 3.1.2

Release Date: 2013-12-17

Bug Fixes

For Users
  • KML files are now properly generated upon data download.
  • Downloads of historical taxonomy include current and deprecated taxa.

BioData Retrieval Version 3.1

Release Date: 2013-11-22


For Users
  • The NWIS sitefile is once again being updated from the NAWQA Data Warehouse.

BioData Retrieval Version 3.0.2

Release Date: 2013-11-13

System Upgrades

  • BioData Retrieval is now served from the USGS EROS data center.


For Users
  • “BioData Support” links added to access FAQs, tips, sheets, and more.

BioData Retrieval Version 2.3.1

Release Date: 2013-08-21

  • Update to Struts

BioData Retrieval Version 2.3

Release Date: 2013-07-26


For Users
  • "Retrieve Data" links to myUSGS documentation.
  • "About BioData Public Data Retrieval" links to myUSGS documentation.
  • "Training Information" links to myUSGS documentation.
  • "Using Filter Criteria" links to myUSGS documentation.

BioData Retrieval Version 2.2.1

Release Date: 2013-07-01


No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.2

Release Date:2013-06-07


No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.1.3

Release Date: 2013-05-21

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.1.2

Release Date: 2013-05-07

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.1

Release Date: 2013-03-01


No changes

BioData Retrieval Version

Release Date: 2013-01-31

Defect Fixes

  • ADR abundance values are rounded before exporting

BioData Retrieval Version 2.0.3

Release Date: 2013-01-30

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.0.2

Release Date: 2013-01-23

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.0.1

Release Date: 2013-01-10

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 2.0

Release Date: 2012-12-21

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.7

Release Date: 2012-12-05

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.6

Release Date: 2012-11-21

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.5

Release Date: 2012-11-10


  • Taxonomy download file for algae community has been updated to provide a more concise and clear export of the available taxonomy.

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.4

Release Date: 2012-10-24

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.3

Release Date: 2012-10-10

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.2

Release Date: 2012-09-24

No changes

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29.1

Release Date: 2012-09-11


  • Users can filter across all levels of taxonomy using the new "All" radiobutton in the Taxon-specific filter

  • Users can filter taxonomy using a contains search on taxon name instead of a starts with search

  • Users can select ecoregions from only one type-level combination

  • Ecoregion filter defaults to US-III level

BioData Retrieval Version 1.29

Release Date: 2012-08-30


  • Lab Procedure descriptions added to Data Dictionary download with descriptions of which files reference each procedure
  • Lab Procedure Name field added to invertebrate and algae result downloads
  • Year filter now descending so most recent years are on top
  • Added a new button to allow user to return to Filter Criteria page from Preview/Download page
  • Added a new filter to allow user to choose specific SIDNOs to download
  • Added a help button next to Download Data Dictionary button to give users more description of what will be downloaded
  • IDAS package retrievals available in public retrieval system

Defect Fixes

  • Sample Type filter prevented users from selecting sample types from one category after selecting all from a different category

BioData Retrieval Version 1.28.2

Release Date: 2012-07-17

No new features

BioData Retrieval Version 1.28.1

Release Date: 2012-07-02

  • Added an ecoregion filter
  • Made ecoregion data available in site export

BioData Retrieval Version 1.28.0

Release Date: 2012-06-11 (approximate)

  • Added ability to filter by Ecoregion
  • Ecoregion characteristics included in Site Information export
Defect Fixes
  • Users are no longer kicked back to Filter screen instead of moving to the Preview and Download page after loading

BioData Retrieval Version 1.27.2

Release Date: 2012-05-21

  • Added ability to filter by taxon, specifically at the "Genus" level

  • ReleaseCategory and SiteWebCode fields were removed from KML

BioData Retrieval Version 1.27.1

Release Date: 2012-05-07

  • Split and non-split taxonomic results distinguished in result retrievals

  • Filter page help links point specifically to relevant help text

  • Added Tip Sheets for help using the system

  • GUI updated to visually distinguish test environments from production environments

  • Added ability to download the Data Dictionary from the page banner instead of just the exports

  • Excel file types relabeled in Preview and Download screen to clarify system compatibility

Defect Fixes
  • Internal users are no longer able to access internal retrievals after logging out

BioData Retrieval Version 1.27.0

Release Date: 2012-04-23

  • Download Data Dictionary option added to Select Data Sets page
  • Download file types relabeled for clarity
  • Filter Definition Help links to the definition for a single filter criteria
  • Order of result retrievals updated so that Fish Result Taxa List is displayed below Fish Result retrieval
Defect Fixes
  • Public retrievals no longer deliver information for sites without sample data

BioData Retrieval Version 1.26.0

Release Date: 2012-04-10

  • Added Taxa List retrievals for Fish, Algae, and Invertebrate results

BioData Retrieval Version 1.25.0

Release Date: 2012-03-27

  • Links to Lab Handbook have been updated to move to new wiki-based handbook
  • Algae splits results are not available in BioShare
  • Site ETL no longer failing from geometry

BioData Retrieval Version 1.24.0

Release Date: 2012-03-12

  • BioVolume columns updated to include units
  • Project abstracts available for BioTDB projects
  • ITIS_TSN column added to invert and fish retrievals
Defect Fixes
  • Stalled ETL server restarted to ETL SilverTNC Project
  • Data dictionary file no longer empty
  • OrigSUID column added to IDAS Sample retreival

BioData Retrieval Version 1.23.0

Release Date: 2012-02-28

  • IDAS retrieval does not display split results

BioData Retrieval Version 1.21.0

Release Date: 2012-01-30

  • Reordered ADR to sort by taxonomy for all communities
Defect Fixes
  • Resolved error seen while downloading FISH counts and results
  • Download taxonomy links on myUSGS pages work as expected
  • Resolved issue with format exception when abundance is zero

BioData Retrieval Version 1.20.0

Release Date: 2012-01-17

  • Changed sort order of fish for ADR
  • Added family column to fish ADR and resorted results columns
  • Reporting BioDataTaxonName in place of ScientificName for ADR

BioData Retrieval Version 1.18.0

Release Date: 2011-12-20

  • Reference Code download linked to new Reference Code management system in Administration
  • Added help links for Algae Results data set in retrievals
Defect Fixes
  • Clicking IDAS report link opens a new tab or window

BioData Retrieval Version 1.17.0

Release Date: 2011-12-06

Defect Fixes
  • Special characters now allowed in IE ADR retrieval

BioData Retrieval Version 1.16.0

Release Date: 2011-11-22

  • IDAS retrievals can be downloaded as a package
  • Removed Published Names Match Code from locations in Taxonomy Administration Screen and BioShare retrievals
  • Removed BioDataTaxonNameReferenceCode from the retrievals
  • Removed BioData NADEDID from retrieval
Defect Fixes
  • Updated query to prevent timeouts
  • Rearranged fields in site characteristic filter to be clearer

BioData Retrieval Version 1.14.0

Release Date: 2011-10-13

  • Improved sorting of samples in ADR
Defect Fixes
  • Improved retrieval performance to prevent timeouts during loading

BioData Retrieval Version 1.11.0

Release Date: 2011-09-13

  • Added Data Dictionary file to downloads to define columns

BioData Retrieval Version: 1.8.0

Release Date: 2011-08-02

  • Fish Results retrieval NRSA comments flag code updated to include flag and flag comment
  • Data Category names/codes updated for consistency

BioData Retrieval Version: 1.7.0

Release Date: 2011-07-18

  • Added "Comments" column to Fish Results retrieval

BioData Retrieval Version: 1.6.0

Release Date: 2011-06-07

  • Added documentation about new columns in the Invertebrate Collection Point Microhabitat retrieval
  • Changed the help text to look more like other documentation screens

BioData Retrieval Version: 1.5.1

Release Date: 2011-05-24

  • Simplified site de-duplication ETL in production
  • Removed summary of taxonomic results on sample inventory count
Defect Fixes
  • Retrievals now run habitat query counts if Reach Habitat is a selected data type
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