Benefits of Corema

Our vision is to provide a simple to use and worry-free solution at a favourable total cost.

Handles most collection types and material

The different types can be handled separately or in combination, i.e. a collection can cover both preserved material, tissues and living material. The material types are user-defined; examples:

  • Living material (e.g. plants, animals)
  • Preserved material (e.g. herbarium specimens, insects, birds, etc.)
  • Tissue samples
  • Genetic material (e.g. DNA samples, seed banks)
  • Fossils
  • Observations

Standard databases

Corema uses popular, high speed, standard SQL databases with full data integrity, variable field lengths and efficient use of disk space. The data can easily be made available to third party tools for extraction or analyses. We offer cloud hosting of your database.

Quality assured

  • High data quality is ensured by input data validation and referential integrity.
  • Security and access rights are managed through user accounts and user roles.
  • All parts of the system have control of access and data entry privileges.

Intuitive and Cost efficient

Most Corema users will work comfortably and efficiently within days. Although we do offer training, the majority of our customers have started to use the system successfully without any special training.

  • The user interface and data entry are easy to use for any user familiar with Windows.
  • Full support for multi-language character sets (Unicode).
  • Fields for multilingual data entry.
  • Self-paced training with Q&A follow-up is included with each purchase.
  • Support and software updates are included in the annual fee.
  • Installation is easy and usually requires no technical support.


The system is scalable from single user installations to large multi-user environments. An unlimited number of records can be stored in any part of the system.


Through comprehensive code and definition lists, the system can be tailored to the specific needs of a collection. Multiple collection types can be handled in the same database, sharing taxonomy, locations, etc.

  • Multiple collection types (e.g. preserved, living and DNA material) can be handled in the same database, sharing taxonomy, locations, etc.
  • A flexible and feature rich data search functionality is found in all parts of the system.
  • Access for users based on their needs.
  • User defined code tables and configurations. The system comes with a range of predefined codes that can be changed to suit the needs of the collection.
  • User defined properties for Accessions and Taxa.

Take your collection online

Publishing data to a web-based search and presentation module is an integrated part of the system.

  • Use in web browsers on desktops, tablets and smartphones.
  • Customise appearance and visible content.
  • Built-in support for QR codes and multiple languages.
  • Upload data on demand or on a scheduled basis.

Migration of existing data

Data stored in a structured format (e.g. spreadsheet or another database) can be migrated to Corema. This process usually includes cleanup of the data as well. Read more about Transition to Corema or Contact us to receive a quote.