The Biodiversity Collection Index is in the process of merging with the Biorepositories.org to form the Global Registry of Biological Repositories. This will reduce duplication of effort and secure long term maintenance of the data.
It was intended that the merger would be complete before the end of 2012 but there have been delays and the new combined system isn't quite ready. Unfortunately in the interim period the hosting of the original BCI site has expired and resources are not available to keep it going. This transition site has therefore been established to ensure that the data remains available for download and the web services (particularly the stable URIs and LSIDs) continue to function. It is not possible to support editing of the data at present but the new system should be up and running within a few weeks (as of 2013-04-26).
The CSV files are UTF-8 encoded
HTTP URIs and LSIDs should continue to function as before. If you have problems with resolving the identifiers associated with BCI collections please email Roger Hyam.
Thank you for your patience while we move through this transition phase.