Welcome to OpenAtlas

OpenAtlas is an open source database software developed especially to acquire, edit and manage research data from various fields of humanities like history, archaeology and prosopography as well as related scientific data (e.g. radiocarbon dating, stable isotopes and anthropological information). It provides a user interface that can be accessed via any common web-browser and allows the respective researchers to work with their data via customized forms and categories to record complex relations as simple as possible.

The software automatically maps the information to the international standard of the CIDOC CRM and takes care of today's requirements regarding data standards, data management and aims for FAIR principles against the background of current standards in Digital Humanities.

Development Demo
Code on GitHub

News 2023-01-01: OpenAtlas version 7.9.0 - read more


How to use OpenAtlas

OpenAtlas is not a stand alone application but meant to be installed on a Linux web server. The code is open source (GPL2 licence) and freely available on GitHub. Some experience about server administration is required, for more information please take a look at the install notes.


OpenAtlas was and is funded by several projects, grants, institutes and departments:

Feel free to contact us at openatlas@oeaw.ac.at.