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News and Updates

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

MorphoSource referenced in 400 citations in 2021, increasing all-time total to nearly 1300
2021-12-20

According to Google Scholar, MorphoSource was discussed or referenced 400+ times across the year 2021. This is a new yearly record for the repository, and increases our all-time number of citations to almost 1,300. Thank you very much to all of the data contributors and downloaders who have made this happen by finding MorphoSource a … Continue reading

Repository Statistics

Media Files
164,284
Physical Objects Represented
55,588
Data Projects
1,628
Taxonomies (GBIF Linked)
17,757
Taxonomies (User Created)
24,073
Collections and Facilities
1,186
Users
16,685
Contributors
1,814

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MorphoSource currently has 66750 published 3D models, largely biological skeletal material. You can view all of these in your browser with no required software. 34538 of these media can be freely downloaded for further visualization and measurement. The remaining 32212 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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