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News and Updates

MorphoSource will undergo maintenance July 27 2023 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM EDT

Due to necessary upgrades, MorphoSource will undergo maintenance on July 27 2023 from 12:00 AM – 4:00 EST. We anticipate the site will be unavailable for around an hour within that period.

MorphoSource Data Vocabulary now available!

The MorphoSource team is happy to announce the publication of the MorphoSource Data Vocabulary, a set of terms and controlled vocabularies for describing, contextualizing, and transmitting information about 3D, 2D, and AV media representing objects, both physical objects and digital creations. This data vocabulary describes the metadata terms used by the MorphoSource repository, but it … Continue reading

New Feature: Media and Project Temporary Access Links

You can now anonymously share access to private media and private projects by generating temporary links if you have edit access to a media record or are a project manager. By sending the link URL to someone else, they can view the private media or project without logging into MorphoSource or while logged into a … Continue reading

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MorphoSource currently has 75256 published 3D models, largely biological skeletal material. You can view all of these in your browser with no required software. 38924 of these media can be freely downloaded for further visualization and measurement. The remaining 36332 media can usually be downloaded after a simple request process. You can use our search page to see all of these published web-viewable 3D models, and you can refine the search further by anatomical element or by genus and species.

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