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What will BioData do for me?

  • The latest version of your data will be in one place - protected in a secure, backed-up database housed at the EROS data center. 
  • You can enter and retrieve your data using a web browser from anywhere you have an internet connection
  • You can keep track of samples you send to the lab, and BioData will alert you when a lab uploads your data
  • BioData will make sure that labs deliver data using up-to-date taxonomic nomenclature
  • Your QA efforts will be more efficient, routine, and repeatable because BioData will automatically check your data - and will protect you from inadvertently releasing invalid data
  • You can decide who has rights to enter and edit your project data
  • Your cooperators and collaborators can retrieve your project data without your help.
  • You can save your data retrieval criteria for re-use - and even send it to someone else in an email so they can retrieve the same data set.
  • You won't have to archive spreadsheets, csv text files, or homegrown databases anymore. Your data will be preserved, curated and available to future generations - no extra effort required.
  • Your data will be put into a larger context as part of a large integrated data set of over 17,000 fish, macroinvertebrate, and algae samples collected from over 2,000 sites across the country.

To see these features (and more) in action - CONTACT US - the BioData Team will be happy to demonstrate them for you.

Getting started checklist

(tick) I'm collecting bioassessment data involving one or more of the following: 1) macroinvertebrates, 2) algae, 3) fish, and/or 4) supporting habitat data from rivers and streams

(tick) I'm collecting samples at NWIS stream sites or I can create them...

(tick) I'm using sampling methods/protocols that BioData supports...

(tick) I'm using a lab that is set up in BioData with supporting procedures...

(tick)I have a UserID enabled in the BioData system.

(tick)Contact us and tell us you are ready

Next Steps

The BioData team will...
  1. Give you login access by enabling you regular desktop UserID
  2. Create your project
  3. Work with you to get your lab set up to deliver data to BioData (this takes time)
You will...
  1. Complete your Project Profile
  2. Add staff to your project
  3. Start entering data
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