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News and Updates

IMPORTANT: Site downtime Tuesday 2/7 to Friday 2/10
2023-01-10

Necessary migration of MorphoSource server hardware will cause the site to be down and inaccessible from 7AM US eastern time Tuesday, February 7th 2023 until 7AM US eastern time Friday February 10th 2023. It is possible that the downtime may be shorter than this, and that the site may come back up sooner. Our team … Continue reading

Site maintenance 6PM EDT 10/24 to 6AM EDT 10/25
2022-10-24

Emergency maintenance to be performed by Duke OIT may affect the availability of MorphoSource from 6PM US eastern time today (10/24/2022) until 6AM US eastern time tomorrow (10/25/2022). This maintenance will affect MorphoSource’s data storage layer, which means that media download and upload may be unavailable for short periods during this time. Thank you for … Continue reading

MorphoSource awarded 5-year sustainability funding by the US National Science Foundation
2022-07-01

We are happy and grateful to announce that the US National Science Foundation has awarded MorphoSource sustainability funding (DBI-2149257) to achieve a number of goals over the next five years that will enable us to better serve our diverse user communities, move towards more independent long term sustainability, and support exciting and revolutionary new scholarship … Continue reading

Repository Statistics

Media Files
166,116
Physical Objects Represented
56,622
Data Projects
1,683
Taxonomies (GBIF Linked)
17,989
Taxonomies (User Created)
24,344
Collections and Facilities
1,229
Users
17,080
Contributors
1,873

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MorphoSource currently has 67690 published 3D models, largely biological skeletal material. You can view all of these in your browser with no required software. 34658 of these media can be freely downloaded for further visualization and measurement. The remaining 33032 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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