Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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The BioData Data Management System:

  • Can be accessed using only a web browser - no programs to install
  • USGS scientists can login using their active directory password - no BioData password is required
  • Easy sample management and organization by project
  • Gives projects control over data entry and editing rights
  • Provides an on-line interactive data entry system with "on-the-fly" data validation, drop-down lists, checkboxes, and data entry tables
  • Has a built-in help system
  • Incorporates auto-saving - data is securely saved upon data entry
  • Provides data review and quality indicators to help users find and fix data problems
  • Allows creation of custom project and sample codes - for your use in your projects
  • Allows for electronic transfer lab orders (i.e. ASRs), saving and printing of NWQL ASR forms, shipping manifests, and container labels
  • Provides for batch upload of lab results with data-validation and email notifications
  • Allows labs to login to view and download lab orders, and upload taxonomic identification data sets
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