BRAHMS (software updated to v7.9.10 on 14 February 2018) provides an integrated management system for preserved specimens, botanic gardens, seed banks and field surveys as well as those undertaking floristic or taxonomic research. The BRAHMS project is part of the research programme at Oxford to study and document plant diversity.

  • Rapid Data Entry (RDE) optimises data and image capture, verifying data on entry.
  • Querying with almost limitless flexibility.
  • Sort, calculate, analyse and chart data based on single or multiple column selections.
  • Format names, literature and other data for journal specific reporting.
  • Design smart report templates using the graphic designer or the HTML formatter.
  • Print reports directly from BRAHMS or send as text to documents.
  • Map directly to Google Earth, ArcGIS, Diva or in fact any GIS you want.
  • Calculate and map plant richness and bio-quality at any scale.
  • Select and export data to XML, CSV, Excel, Access, TXT and others.
  • Exchange data using Darwin Core, Symbiota, API/LAPI.
  • Design websites directly from BRAHMS using the WebConnect module.
  • Upload data and images to your website(s) with data restriction themes.

Creating personal, institutional, national and regional data networks for research and curation with millions of data records and images, actively working in over 80 countries.

Project examples

  • National Herbarium, Netherlands with over 5 million imaged specimens
  • The herbaria of the Brazil Amazonian region
  • The Morton Arboretum linking botanic garden and herbarium
  • An e-Monograph of the Caricaceae
  • The Millennium Seed Bank, RBG Kew, the world's largest seed bank
  • A regional botanical network in South Africa
  • Conifers of the World, an online resource leading to multiple publications

Check out more projects and their websites ...

August 2018: Powerful new reporting feature integrated with BRAHMS v8

Adding to the existing report features, we have connected BRAHMS v8 to a reporting feature that effectively replaces the functions of Text and Visual reporting in v7. As with the ArcGIS API, links to the Stimulsoft Reporting Suite have been fully embedded in BRAHMS v8. This new reporter, which comes licensed with BRAHMS, provides almost limitless power to generate lists, master detail reports, labels, charts, cross-tabs and more. See the news item for more details. Some of the new BRAHMS v8 features are documented on the Explore BRAHMS v8 page.