ELIXIR Webinar | Systematic Access to Prokaryotic (Meta)Data: An Introduction to the BacDive Database

Wed 2 December 2020, 14:00

ELIXIR webinar banner on BacDive with a picture of the speaker

The Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase —BacDive— is the worldwide most extensive database for standardised bacterial phenotypic information. It mobilises and integrates research data on strain level from diverse sources and makes it freely accessible.

Today, BacDive offers data on 81,827 bacterial and archaeal strains, including 14,091 type strains, covering approximately 90% of the validly described species.

This webinar gives an introduction to the more than 150 BacDive data fields and will illustrate how to use the different tools to find interesting datasets for your research. It was presented by Lorenz Reimer of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ


  • Lorenz C. Reimer (Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany)

See also: Data Platform, Tools Platform