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Highlighted elements are required
Dataset shortname (will be the URL in the IPT, all lower case, no spaces):
Update Frequency (pick one): Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Biannually, Annually, As Needed, Continually, Irregular, Not Planned, Unknown, Other Maintenance Period
Data License (pick one): CC-0, CC-BY, CC-BY-NC
Description / Abstract:
Resource Contacts (include First Name, Last Name, Position, Organization, Email, can link to ORCID):
Resource Creators (include First Name, Last Name, Position, Organization, Email, can link to ORCID):
Metadata Providers (include First Name, Last Name, Position, Organization, Email, can link to ORCID):
Set global coverage: YES or NO (if NO rest is required)
West (decimal degrees):
East (decimal degrees):
South (decimal degrees):
North (decimal degrees):
Scientific Name, Common Name, Taxon Rank for all species or at higher level if all part of one higher level rank
Temporal Coverage Type (can select more than one but corresponding information must align with the type): Single Date, Formation Period, Date Range, Living Time Period
Thesaurus / Vocabulary:
US MBON affiliated datasets should include, at least, one Associated Party which is affiliated with
US MBON. This allows OBIS to create an institute page which reflects
US MBON’s contributions (similar to SCB MBON https://obis.org/institute/19534). This is possible because
US MBON has an OceanExpert institution which will link the various datasets together in an institute page.
To create an OceanExpert institution, follow the Appendix: How-to Create an OceanExpert Institution.
Associated Party (include First Name, Last Name, Position, Organization, Email, can link to ORCID):
Associated Party Role (pick one per person from table below):
Role information is also available at https://ipt.gbif.org/manual/en/ipt/latest/manage-resources#associated-parties.
|author||an agent who is an author of a publication that used the dataset, or author of a data paper|
|contentProvider||an agent who contributed content to a dataset (the dataset being described may be a composite)|
|custodianSteward||an agent who is responsible for/takes care of the dataset|
|distributor||an agent involved in the publishing/distribution chain of a dataset|
|editor||an agent associated with editing a publication that used the dataset, or a data paper|
|metadataProvider||an agent responsible for providing the metadata|
|originator||an agent who originally gathered/prepared the dataset|
|owner||an agent who owns the dataset (may or may not be the custodian)|
|pointOfContact||an agent to contact for further information about the dataset|
|principalInvestigator||a primary scientific contact associated with the dataset|
|processor||an agent responsible for any post-collection processing of the dataset|
|publisher||the agent associated with the publishing of some entity (paper, article, book, etc) based on the dataset, or of a data paper|
|user||an agent that makes use of the dataset|
|programmer||an agent providing informatics/programming support related to the dataset|
|curator||an agent that maintains and documents the specimens in a collection. Some of their duties include preparing and labeling specimens so they are ready for identification, and protecting the specimens|
|reviewer||person assigned to review the dataset and verify its data and/or metadata quality. This role is analogous to the role played by peer reviewers in the scholarly publication process.|
Note: Abby Benson will be listed as the
publisher if she loads the data into the IPT for you and publishes to GBIF and/or OBIS
Note: Mathew Biddle will be listed as the
US MBON as the institution.
If including this section Title and Project Personnel are required
Study Area Description:
Project Personnel (First Name, Last Name, Role):
If including this section Study Extent, Sampling Description, Step Description are required)
Resource Citation (can be autogenerated):
Resource Citation Identifier:
Specimen Preservation Methods:
Other Data Formats (Name, Character Set, Download URL, Data Format, Data Format Version):
Resource Logo URL (or file upload):
Appendix: How to create an OceanExpert institution
Before creating a new institution it’s always good to first do a search to make sure your institution doesn’t already exist in OceanExpert. You can search for institutions at https://oceanexpert.org/advancedSearch. Be sure to check various spellings and acronyms too!
To create an OceanExpert institution:
- Create an OceanExpert account: https://oceanexpert.org/register
- Once your account is created, log in and edit your profile:
- In the Affiliation and Address section of the profile there is a dropdown menu for
Organisation/Institution/Company, select the first option
Cannot find my Institute - Create New:
- A new window will pop up and ask you to populate a new institution record:
- The only required fields are:
Type(choose from Academic, Government, International / Intergovernmental, NGO, Private Commercial, Private non-profit, and Research),
Zip Code, and
- The only required fields are:
- Click Add Institution.
- That should add the institution to the drop down list for
Organisation/Institution/Companyso that you can associate it with your profile.
To edit OceanExpert institution pages, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the requested changes.