The site is centered around a searchable database of scholarly and educational ethograms from multiple sources.
The site will facilitate rigorous, quantitative behavioral research to enhance the capacity of zoos and aquariums to engage in collaborative, multi-institutional behavioral research.
The site will advance behavioral research and promote collaboration by providing access to ethograms from peer reviewed publications, development and addition of new ethograms, comparison of ethograms, and the ability to search on operational and functional terminology.
The site will support facilitation of design and use of ethograms in science education at all grade levels from K-12 through graduate school.
The site provides a standardized framework into which all ethograms can ultimately fit.
The site will maintain the ability to expand through the addition of new ethograms to the database.