CiteBank is an open access repository to aggregate citations for biodiversity publications and deliver access to biodiversity related articles. It provides search and browse capabilities to biodiversity publications stored in multiple international repositories. There is a storage platform for articles and documents that are digitized, but not yet online. It also provides a common system for scholars to share their specialist bibliographies.
The Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) is a free open source software tool written in Java that is used to publish and share biodiversity datasets through the GBIF network. The IPT can also be configured with either a DataCite or EZID account in order to assign DOIs to datasets transforming it into a data repository. IPT is aimed at users, coders and translators.
LifeDesks is intended for teams of taxonomists to facilitate easy and fast data sharing. Individuals or teams can create taxon-based checklists and taxon pages. Taxon pages may include descriptions, photographs, maps and bibliographies. The software will display the taxonomic hierarchy on the taxon page. There are options to tag objects with intellectual property rights using the Creative Commons licenses.
Scratchpads is a social networking application for biodiversity research. It can by used by researchers to manage, share and publish taxonomic data online. The software has tools for managing:
Specify 6 is a metadata management and collections holdings system that allows you to track specimen and tissue transactions. It manages specimen data such as descriptions of collecting locations, participants and determination histories as well as information about collections transactions such as loans, exchanges, accessions and gifts.