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What Is BioData?

BioData is a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) web-enabled database that provides for the capture, curation, integration, and delivery of bioassessment data collected by local, regional, and national projects. BioData offers field biologists advanced capabilities for entering, editing, and reviewing the macroinvertebrate, algae, fish, and supporting habitat data from rivers and streams. It offers data archival and curation capabilities that protect and maintain data for the long term. BioData provides the Federal, State, and local governments, as well as the scientific community, resource managers, the private sector, and the public with easy access to tens of thousands of samples collected nationwide from thousands of stream and river sites. BioData also provides the USGS with centralized data storage for delivering data to other systems and applications through automated web services.

What will BioData do for me?

BioData is an Internet database application for managing, storing and distributing USGS aquatic bioassessment and monitoring data. It is available to any USGS scientist and provides national support for data input, editing, review, and storage. BioData supports community-level fish, macroinvertebrates and algae samples as well as physical habitat data collected from streams and rivers.

BioData is....

  • An authoritative source of USGS data
  • An online data archive
  • Three applications – Input, Public Retrieval, Internal Retrieval
  • Accessed with a web browser and Internet connection

If you are interested in:

  • Managing your Project's data in BioData - Read on!
  • Managing data in an existing BioData Project - Contact us and ask to have your UserID enabled

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.

Request a LOGIN

(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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