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Tagbase is a relational database application for the management of biologging data from electronic tags deployed on various marine animals. Tagbase implements a comprehensive relational model handling archival, pop-up archival satellite and telemetry tag files from all major tag manufacturers. Implemented in Microsoft Access, this application can be easily ported to a variety of database management systems across platforms.

Be sure to check out our journal article too -

Lam CH, Tsontos VM (2011) Integrated Management and Visualization of Electronic Tag Data with Tagbase. PLoS ONE 6(7): e21810. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021810

Highlights of Tagbase include:

  • automated importation of tag files
  • data summary forms
  • extensive plotting capabilities, and
  • flexible export of tag data to other applications for further analysis.

Our philosophy

  • To promote data stewardship and data management best practices
  • To provide a simple, accessible, robust database management solution for tagging data
  • To empower scientists with a tool to "get dirty" with their data quickly
  • To shatter computational barriers and frustrations presented by different file formats
  • To enhance scientific progress by reducing duplication among researchers and "re-inventing the wheel"
  • To jump-start robust data management practices for ensuring long-term survival of datasets,
  • ... learn more here

See Tagbase in action

Requirements & Installation

  • Microsoft Access 2000 or above (sorry, we are not supporting Mac/Linux yet)
  • Microsoft Office 2000 or above
  • Any zip-supported compression utility, e.g. 7zip
  • Go to our Downloads page and get the latest release
  • Refer to Notes for Plugins Installation

Download yours here

Getting help

  • You can download the basic documentation here.

Contact us

Feel free to contact us at <> for any comments or questions, or leave us a comment on Issues on this site. We look forward to getting feedback and suggestions for any improvements to the on-going development of Tagbase.

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