About BioVeL

BioVeL is a virtual e-laboratory that supports research on biodiversity issues using large amounts of data from cross-disciplinary sources. BioVeL offers the possibility to use computerised "workflows" (series of data analysis steps) to process data, be that from one's own research and/or from existing sources.

A researcher can build his own workflow by selecting and applying successive "services" (data processing techniques) - either local or remote. He can also re-use existing workflows available from the library of BioVeL's workflows. This virtual e-laboratory cuts down research time and overhead expenses.

BioVeL also provides access to a worldwide network of expert scientists who develop, support, and use workflows and services. It pools interests and shared-knowledge on biodiversity research, and fosters an international community of researchers and partners on biodiversity issues.

BioVeL is currently supported by institutions dedicated to sharing, sustaining, and developing open-access tools for biodiversity research, as well as an outer circle of ‘Friends of BioVeL’. BioVeL products are open source and freely available.

To join BioVeL efforts, please write to contact@biovel.eu.




19 February 2015

At the final review of the project by the EC, one of the reviewers said: “Incredible work done with a community that is not unified. Remarkable work. It opens for new development in a near future. Hope for success. Good project. Happy that you have been financed three plus years ago.”

Read all about the project and its results in the Project Final Report or read the Executive Summary only.