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.
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.