ARAMOB data repository

The ARAMOB data repository, outcome of a DFG-funded project and integrated in the activities of NFDI4Biodiversity, is a new service of the Arachnological Society (AraGes). It aims to mobilize systematically sampled data on spider assemblages from Central Europe for ecological research.

The ARAMOB data repository is one outcome of the DFG-funded project "Semantic enrichment and mobilization of data in distributed repositories for taxonomy and ecology of spiders" (2016 - 2019, grant number: 316372061). Main objective of this project was to create a curated data repository for spider assemblage (sampling-event based) data that can be used by researchers to analyze the ecology, habitat preferences and temporal changes in population sizes of these organisms. To this purpose, research groups from Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (SMNS), the IT Center of Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB) and the Institute for Environmental Research (IFER) of RWTH Aachen University, under the leadership of Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe (SMNK), have joined forces. SNSB and SMNS are established GFBio Data Centers with focus on biodiversity data. 

ARAMOB integrates data from the above mentioned project partners as well as data delivered from arachnologists of AraGes, since 2023 from data papers published in the society's journal Arachnologische Mitteilungen/Arachnology Letters. Public available data can be accessed via the ARAMOB portal, where data can be explored by (project) metadata, a map, species lists and Explorative Data Analysis Tools. 

Objectives and background of the data publication are describe in a forthcoming article in Arachnologische Mitteilungen, volume 66.