Make your field data awesome

Data quality

We have built an array of tests to check for data quality and completeness. These tests are configurable to conform to both network and project level rules and designed to give instant feedback to the field researchers who are responsible for collecting the data. For example, a network may require that latitutde/longitude values are collected and a project may require that these coordinates are constrained to a specific area of study. Our open source software verifies a broad set of tests to ensure that data that is collected conforms to a known standard. These tests include data format, numerical ranges, controlled vocabularies, and dependency checks. Data quality tests are configurable depending on the intended downstream use of the collected data.

Connecting your data to the world

We help organizations and networks manage and improve data enabling adopters to build their own network, consisting of teams and projects. The network defines core data standards and concepts. Teams build on network rules while creating an environment for individual members to interact and contribute data. Our tools are built to be adaptable to many different types of data. One example network is the Genomics Observatory Metadatabase, listed under projects below.

Ontology alignment

Ontologies help in data integration by using a logic-based framework to define relationships between entities. Ontologies are a powerful tool, but often users are presented with the challenge of using ontologies effectively in data management. We have built a flexible, scalable pipeline for integration and alignment of multiple data sources using ontologies. Processing is adaptable to all kinds of data or reasoning profiles, and output is compatible with any type of storage technology. The ontology-data-pipeline is designed to be run as a Docker container but can also be run natively in python. For more information visit the ontology-data-pipeline github page.

Current Projects

The Genomic Observatories Meta-Database (GEOME) is a web-based database that captures the who, what, where, and when of biological samples and associated genetic sequences. GEOME helps users with ensuring metadata from samples is FAIR, improving data quality, and enabling integration with downstream tools

Using the ontology-data-pipeline, the global plant phenology portal integrates data from diverse sources, assembling over 20 million phenological observations and aligning with the Plant Phenology Ontology

FuTRES (Functional Trait Resource for Environmental Studies) is a workflow for assembling functional trait data measured at the specimen level, and a database to serve that data. It is based on a semantic model and is powered by extensible parsers, a backend database, and an API.

The Biocode LIMS software operates as a plugin to the Geneious software and comprises everything you need to manage your lab and sequence analysis workflows. Our wiki serves both as a repository for the plugins themselves (with release notes and links to downloads), and an extensive online manual.

About the Team

Biocode, LLC team members are listed below. If you want information about Biocode, LLC, our technology options or any of our projects, do not hesitate to reach out by sending an email to biocodellc@gmail.com

John Deck

John Deck

jdeck88@gmail.com

Founding member and project management

RJ Ewing

RJ Ewing

Programmer, system architect

Maria Albarqouoni

Maria Albarqouoni

Front end programming

Diana Lovette

Diana Lovette

API and Data Integration