To obtain a free 60 day evaluation copy of BRAHMS v8, please go here: APPLY FOR EVALUATION SOFTWARE. Oxford University Innovation (OUI) form will then send you the necessary links to download the entire BRAHMS package. The evaluation version comes with a task based Getting Started Guide. You can also explore the BRAHMS Manual.
The Getting Started guide focuses on topics such as opening and docking data tables, using forms, sorting, lookups, defining data views, querying, exporting, and a selection of mapping and reporting features. No previous experience with BRAHMS is expected. You can also run through some of the video clips to see how it works.
You can test the system using the comprehensive conifer demo database - download here. This includes all published conifer names with complete nomenclature, descriptions and other texts; data for some 45,000 mappable specimens; literature on conifers; and a selection of plant accession records from Oxford Botanic Garden across a range of families. Using this, you could map the known distribution of any conifer family, genus or speices - or zoom into some of the accessions at Oxford Botanic Garden.
If you want to trial your own data in BRAHMS, we'll be pleased to arrange a quick data migration for any preserved or living collection or taxa data provided in Excel/CSV format. There is no charge for this service. Alternatively, you can use the v8 Excel Import Wizard to do this yourself.
The software with the comprehensive manual can be licensed and purchased from the Oxford University Innovation software store.