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Behavioral Observation Research Interactive Software

BORIS is an easy-to-use event logging software for video/audio coding and live observations.
BORIS is a free and open-source software available for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Please acknowledge and cite the use of this software and its authors when results are used in publications or published elsewhere:
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12584

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2020-07-10: v. 7.9.15 is available
v. 7.9.15 is available. New compressed format for project files, some bugs fixed. See revision history:
2020-07-07: 307 citations
307 citations reported by Scopus today!
2020-06-16: v.8 pre-release (7.9.13) is available at
I need your help to improve the BORIS stability. If you experimented a crash please report the log file! For details see the information on the release page. Thank you for your collaboration!
2020-01-14: v. 7.9.7 is available
v. 7.9.7 is available. Add 'No focal subject' (when needed) in observations list and fixed various bugs. see revision history: