biowikifarm.net is a shared technical platform supporting a number of mediawiki installations used by a diverse array of projects in biology, and especially biodiversity research. The primary purpose of the shared platform is to be able to maintain the published data and information in a long term sustainable way, to work more efficiently and distribute administrative and maintenance work among several partners. Furthermore, the biowikifarm operates a shared media repository, enabling synergies in re-using media content.
The biowikifarm was built within the ViBRANT EU FP7 project by JKI and the BGBM. Presently, Plazi (responsibility for content, legal clearances), the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) (hosting), the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM) (programming, technical support, secondary guarantee for long-term online availability), and the IT Center of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB) (programming, technical support, secondary guarantee for long-term online availability) form a management consortium. In addition, several projects and individuals using the biowikifarm provide a significant contribution to the management of the farm.
This wiki, Meta, is primarily intended for documentation purposes and central discussions. The database of the metawiki also hosts the primary shared user database and may not be deactivated without moving users. Important starting pages are:
This project is funded under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°261532 (ViBRANT).