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menoci is a collection of open source Drupal extension modules that can be used to rapidly deploy an integrated website and data management portal for research projects in the biomedical and life sciences.

The menoci modules have are actively developed and maintained by the University Medical Center Göttingen, Department of Medical Informatics, and Scientific Data Center Göttingen, GWDG.


Based on the Drupal web content management system, menoci introduces multiple extension modules that support scientific data management for life science research projects.

Schematic representation of the menoci system architecture.


Features of menoci include:

  • Manage and display the scientific track record of your project in a standardized format (peer-reviewed article, published datasets, preprints, etc.)
  • Document and display all resources linked to the published data
  • Keep track of key assets for your biomedical experiments:
    • Antibodies,
    • Mouse lines and mice,
    • Cell lines* and cell models (iPSC, hiPSC)
    • Laboratory notebooks*
  • Store your research data in CDSTAR and publish datasets with persistent resolvable identifiers from the ePIC consortium.

*) The menoci modules "Cell Model Catalogue" and "Lab Notebook Registry" are not currently included in the default software distribution but are freely available upon request.

Reference projects

CRC 1002The project investigates heart insufficiency in translational medicine. Origin of the menoci software.2012 - today
CRC 1190Compartmental Gates and Contact Sites in Cells. more information2014 - today
CRC 1286The project is specialised in Quantitative Synaptology and promotes a modern infrastructure including super-resolution imaging facilities. more information2017 - today


The menoci software project has been covered in the following scientific articles:

  • Suhr M, Lehmann C, Bauer CR, Bender T, Knopp C, Freckmann L, Öst Hansen B, Henke C, Aschenbrandt G, Kühlborn LK, Rheinländer S, Weber L, Marzec B, Hellkamp M, Wieder P, Sax U, Kusch H, Nussbeck SY. Menoci: lightweight extensible web portal enhancing data management for biomedical research projects. BMC Bioinformatics 2020 doi:10.1186/s12859-020-03928-1. View in menoci
  • Suhr M, Lehmann C, Bauer CR, Bender T, Knopp C, Freckmann L, et al. menoci: Lightweight Extensible Web Portal enabling FAIR Data Management for Biomedical Research Projects. Feb 2020, arXiv:200206161. PREPRINT View in menoci
  • Lehmann C, Suhr M, Umbach N, Cyganek L, Kleinsorge M, Nussbeck SY, et al. Leaving spreadsheets behind – FAIR documentation and representation of human stem cell lines in the Collaborative Research Centre 1002. GMDS 2019, Dortmund. doi:10.3205/19gmds037. View in menoci
  • Rheinländer S, Aschenbrandt G, Nussbeck SY, Suhr M, Kusch H. Towards standardized documentation of mouse lines in biomedical basic research. GMDS 2019, Dortmund. doi:10.3205/19gmds038. View in menoci
  • Suhr M, Jahn N, Mietchen D, Kusch H. Wikidata as semantic representation platform of the scientific achievements of the biomedical Collaborative Research Centre 1002. GMDS 2018, Osnabrück. doi:10.3205/18gmds173. View in menoci
  • Kusch H, Schmitt O, Marzec B, Nussbeck SY. Data organization of a clinical Collaborative Research Center in an integrated, long-term accessible Research Data Platform. GMDS 2015, Krefeld. doi:10.3205/15gmds104. View in menoci


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