DEIMS, a Drupal profile to serve and manage ecological data.

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2014-02-26 15:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Presented by Inigo San Gil (LTER Network Office), Jason Tallant (University of Michigan Biological Station), and Dave Reid (Lullabot)


The Drupal Ecological Information Management System (DEIMS) is a Drupal-based grass-roots efforts to create a common open-source, collaborative platform to manage ecological data and information. With DEIMS, we manage all-things scientific information: from data, metadata, catalogs, directories, and produce XML services using common metadata standards, such as ISO, EML and BDP. The original DEIMS started in 2008, based in Drupal 6, with UMBS, a handful of LTER sites, and Oak Ridge National Lab. In March 2013, the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) started working with to solidify the early work on DEIMS. This collaboration resulted in a professional profile with a sustainable development platform. DEIMS offers better and more metadata and data services using an adaptive/responsive interface. In this Webex, we will give you an overview of the DEIMS, and cover in some detail the DEIMS Data Explorer feature, which allows Drupal to connect to scientific databases and providing a visual query editor on the data resources described in detail in DEIMS. As an added bonus, you will hear from Dave Reid, who is the main contributor to DEIMS as well as perhaps the most prolific Drupal developer and core maintainer.



Opening the Data Vault using DEIMS (read...)
The Drupal Ecological Information Management System (DEIMS) : recent progress and upcoming challenges for a grassroots project (read...)
Drupal developments in the LTER Network (read...)
Case Studies of Ecological Integrative Information Systems: The Luquillo and Sevilleta Information Management Systems. (read...)
Communications in Computer and Information Science, 2010, Volume 108, 18-35, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16552-8_3


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Hi folks, come checkout the presentation of the DEIMS Drupal Profile tomorrow 2pm CST! Webex Telecon details are above. See you tomorrow!!


  • [Adam Shepherd] Welcome, Announcements, and Introductions
  • [Inigo San Gil] Intro and Background of DEIMS: Motivation & participants
  • [Jason Tallant] DEIMS at UMBS
  • [Dave Reid] Experts weight on DEIMS: the data Explorer and beyond
  • [Inigo] DEIMS on D7 - Other DEIMS features and what's next
  • [Attendees] Open to Q&A discussions
  • [Co-chairs] Thank-you, Wrap-up, Reminders

In case you missed it...

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Checkout the DEIMS telecon on YouTube at:

Thanks to BCaron for creating and hosting the video.