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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

IMPORTANT: Site downtime Tuesday 2/7 to Friday 2/10

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

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

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MorphoSource currently has 68397 published 3D models, largely biological skeletal material. You can view all of these in your browser with no required software. 35041 of these media can be freely downloaded for further visualization and measurement. The remaining 33356 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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