We have launched the beta-testing phase of our project and look forward to feedback from users to help us make the user interface and database as friendly and flexible as possible.
Register for free and login into your account when using the database to access full benefits and leave feedback with your suggestions for what to add to our list of new features and refinements.
Numerous new features of our database are being actively developed.
· Data describing the location of interactions and the source of interaction reports will soon be restructured for flexibility and ease of searching. The changes to location data will also support integration with Google Maps so that interactions can be viewed and filtered geographically.
· Once the changes to source data are complete, a third view will be added to the search page that groups interactions using an outline of publications, articles, and authors.
Additional ways to see and download exactly the data you want in the search results grid.
· You will be able to show and hide columns, filter data by publication date ranges, and more.
· Logged in users will also be able to save and name searches for later reuse or modification.
We realized that an undertaking of this size would take years to do alone and are working on the details of ways for volunteers and citizen scientists to help us get more of the existing published data added to the database.
· We are building a unique app for citizen participation, Chrome App, that will help to facilitate offline data entry, editing, and manipulation.