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Data Portal

Explore and download the Museum’s research and collections data.


The Data Portal has been developed by the Museum’s Biodiversity Informatics group, with the help and support of teams throughout the Museum. It is a window into the Museum’s research and collections data, and is the result of decades of work by the Museum's science staff.

Developers Josh Humphries Technical Lead Ginger Butcher Developer
Product Team Vince Smith Head of Informatics Matt Woodburn Data Architect Sarah Vincent Data Analyst Pippa Gittings Digital Media Product Manager Helen Hardy Digital Collections Programme Manager Christopher Hopkins Systems Development & Operations David Smith Data Manager
Past Team Alice Heaton Senior Developer Andy Allan Developer Laurence Livermore Digital Analyst Yuki Geali Information Architecture/UX Hayley Dunning Copywriter Lucy Brooks Copywriter Chris Sleep Technical Consultant Dave Thomas Product Board Darrell Siebert Product Board Adrian Hine Product Board Paul Kiddle Developer Ben Scott Developer, Early Phase Technical Lead

Open source

The Data Portal is built with CKAN, an open-source data-publishing platform.

The Museum has contributed to core CKAN and created several extensions to enhance its functionality. This code is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL v3.0.

All our open-source code can be found on GitHub (CKAN extensions here).