ViBRANT - The Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy

Developing virtual research communities in biodiversity science

ViBRANT - The Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy is a European Union FP7 funded project that will support the development of virtual research communities involved in biodiversity science. Our goal is to provide a more integrated and effective framework for those managing biodiversity data on the Web

Objective

To provide seamless integration of relevant external computing services for biodiversity researchers and Scratchpad users

Achievements

  • Stable middle-ware and backend infrastructure entirely hidden from the user
  • A clean and attractive web-based user interface
  • A extensible palette of services with server-side post processing
  • A fully documented machine API for task submission, query, and retrieval
  • A loosely coupled architecture for maximum maintainability
  • Usage tracking by number of tasks, users, and location

 

About OBOE

OBOE, the Oxford Batch Operation Engine acts as the middleware for the project. Its purpose is to provide easy access to computing services – software application that might normally reside on a user's computer, but with OBOE now exist in the cloud. Services are supported on a highly configurable, powerful and parallell infrastructure.

For much more information about OBOE please visit the OBOE website: https://oboe.oerc.ox.ac.uk