About the project

The FAIMS Mobile Platform is open-source software for offline data collection on an Android device. FAIMS stands for Field Acquired Information Management Systems. The platform was established by archaeologists in 2012 to support the capture and management of digital field data in difficult terrain. It is now used by researchers from many fields in diverse situations.

FAIMS is for any and all researchers committed to collecting FAIR data that suits their needs in wholly resuable ways. Fieldwork is time consuming and researchers and the data collected is in high demand. It is easier to share when it has been collected digitally, customised to a user's needs in a single workflow, and analysed in a shared platform.

The FAIMS 3.0 Project is rebuilding the FAIMS Mobile app from the ground up. We are working with developers at Australian Astronomical Optics Macquarie (AAO) to customise our software stack to enable cross-platform data collection (Android, iOS and desktop), more flexible synchronisation, integration with Cloudstor, a DIY option for customisation, and a sleek new look.

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People

Brian Ballsun-Stanton
Solutions architect with over 8 years designing and delivering technical solutions for academic and student research projects at the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts and UNSW Australia.
Electronic Field Notebooks
FAIMS 3.0 will re-engineer Field Acquired Information Management Systems (FAIMS) Mobile, a mature and stable, but dated, system for producing custom electronic
Shawn Ross
Shawn Ross is Director of Digitally Enabled Research and Professor of History and Archaeology at Macquarie University. His research focuses on landscape archaeology, long-term Mediterranean history, and research application of information technology.
Penny Crook
Historical archaeologist and Co-Director of 'FAIMS 3.0: Electronic Field Notebooks', an ARDC Platforms Project. Penny was also a member of the original FAIMS Leadership team between 2012 and 2014.
Jens Klump
Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO