The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) provides DNA barcode data. BOLD's online workbench supports data validation, annotation, and publication for specimen, distributional, and molecular data. The platform consists of four main modules: a data portal, a database of barcode clusters, an educational portal, and a data collection workbench.
BOLD is the go-to site for DNA-based identification. As the central informatics platform for DNA barcoding, BOLD plays a crucial role in assimilating and organizing data gathered by the international barcode research community. Two iBOL (International Barcode of Life) Working Groups are supporting the ongoing development of BOLD.
Partners: iBOL, CBOL, CCDB, GenBank, EOL, GBIF, CBG
Other link for this page: http://www.barcodinglife.org/
BOLD is currently maintained and developed at a single location. Mirror sites will strengthen data security and ensure that system upgrades can be accomplished without transient disruption of services. iBOL is establishing two mirror sites, one in Asia (http://ibol.org/juncai-ma/ ) and the other in Europe (http://ibol.org/vincent-robert/ ), to provide essential security and functionality for BOLD as it supports the global biodiversity community.
The Global Mirror System of DNA Barcode Data (GMS-DBD http://www.boldmirror.net/ ) is designed as a web-based system to distribute DNA barcode data generated by the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) project.