About

    PAPIS is a Collections Management System (CMS) platform, based on Filemaker® Pro.
    Note! The software is available to the scientific community as a free and open-source system. The Papis software is a non-commercial product and may not be used for commercial purposes.

    Papis was "born" in 2009 out of necessity due to the absence of any affordable, easy to use, easy to install and maintain Collections Management System (CMS) platform in the market.
    The system covers all basic needs for registration and online data sharing, and is suited for museums, collection managers, as well as for individual curators, for registering biological material of all kingdoms. It manages species and specimen information for computerizing biological collections, tracking specimen transactions (loans), linking images to specimen records, DNA sequence runs, literature references, and publishing catalogue data to the Internet.
    You can mount the software onto a FileMaker server, give access rights to selected individuals and let people work simultaneously with the system, using a browser or with FM Pro. You can also have the system on your desktop or laptop computer.
    The system is compatible with FM Pro 14 or later.


    - Create new records singularly or as multiple records (duplicates) in a few seconds,
    - Search all fields, singly or in combinations,
    - Print labels of the registered material,
    - Attach unlimited number of images to individual specimen records,
    - Auto-create unique names to your images,
    - Search, find and compare images,
    - Import and export in various formats,
    - Extract data to your homepage,
    - Taxonomic list containing 145.606 animalia genera names from Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life 2019 Annual Checklist,
      which you can increase along the way,
    - 244 official Country list names, 8 Oceanic divisions, and 8 Ecozones,
    - Logging functionality that registers all changes made to any given record found in the Specimens table, DNASample
      table, Sequence table, Taxonomic List table, and in the Expedition table (who did what at which time),
    - WasteBasket tables where deleted Specimen, DNASample, and Expeditions records, are stored,
    - Print labels of the registered material, including Catalogue numbers, datamatrix or linear barcodes,
    - DNASamples and Gene sequences - Import/save your .ab1 & .fasta liles,
    - Species-module to describe individual species, attach images, documents, and all sort of multimedia files, such as avi,
      mov, mp3. etc.)
    - Create Inbound and Outbound Loans. Print invoices,
    - Expeditions, create and print small or larger size locality labels,
    - Distribution maps,
    - ZIP and export a DarwinCoreArchive ready for GBIF, IPT compatable, and share you data with others, with just
      a few clicks,
    ..and numerous other features.

    NOTE! There are two versions of Papis. One that auto-generates predefined unique Catalogue numbers e.g. "ZMUC0000001 ...". And another were the Catalogue numbers are typed in.