EScience and the Role of Semantic Web-Content-Management-Systems in the Life Sciences
http://escience.biowikifarm.net is a technical platform supporting the representation of ongoing work of the project eScience-Compliant Standards for Morphology. The primary purpose of the platform is to facilitate the ongoing internal communication between the project participants, the representation of intermediate results and preliminary standards as well as accomplished milestones, and the communication of specific contents and suggested eScience-compliant standards with external collaborators and the morphological community in general.
The eScience-Compliant Standards for Morphology project is part of the ongoing projects of the online morphological data repository Morph·D·Base. It is presently primarily maintained on funds of the LIS call Standards for Indexing and/or Digitisation of Object Classes in Scientific Collections of the DFG through the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (programming and management), the Foundation Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) (programming, management and use case), the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (use case), the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) (use case), and the Universität Rostock (use case). The ZFMK is adding a guarantee for long-term online availability should dedicated project funds run out. In addition, several projects and individuals using the online morphological data repository Morph·D·Base provide a significant contribution to improving the overall functionality of all new features and application-modules developed for Morph·D·Base during this project, as well as suggested eScience-compliant data and metadata standards applied in Morph·D·Base that result from this project.