Updates and progress reports on FAIMS 3 developments and deployments

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FAIMS 3.0 will re-engineer Field Acquired Information Management Systems (FAIMS) Mobile, a mature and stable, but dated, system for producing custom electronic notebooks for data collection in diverse field situations. This project will make quality, comprehensive datasets the norm, and the platform will integrate with existing virtual environments for data analysis and repositories, including AARNet’s CloudStor and SWAN, and Auscope’s Virtual Research Environment (AVRE) for Geoscience.


The FAIMS Mobile Platform is open-source software for offline data collection on an Android device. FAIMS stands for Field Acquired Information Management System. 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.

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