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FAIMS Mobile: Flexible, open-source software for field research

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posted on 2021-02-12, 03:55 authored by Brian Ballsun-Stanton, Shawn A Ross, Adela Sobotkova, Penelope CrookPenelope Crook
© 2017 The Authors FAIMS Mobile is a native Android application supported by an Ubuntu server facilitating human-mediated field research across disciplines. It consists of ‘core’ Java and Ruby software providing a platform for data capture, which can be deeply customised using ‘definition packets’ consisting of XML documents (data schema and UI) and Beanshell scripts (automation). Definition packets can also be generated using an XML-based domain-specific language, making customisation easier. FAIMS Mobile includes features allowing rich and efficient data capture tailored to the needs of fieldwork. It also promotes synthetic research and improves transparency and reproducibility through the production of comprehensive datasets that can be mapped to vocabularies or ontologies as they are created.

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Publication Date

2018-01-01

Journal

SoftwareX

Volume

7

Pagination

6p. (p. 47-52)

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Elsevier

ISSN

2352-7110

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