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Guide on how to publish DNA-derived data on marine life

Collage of marine species

There is now an updated version of a guide to publishing sequence-based data. It is a practical guide for holders of genomic and metagenomic information, to include recommendations for sharing occurrence records based on DNA-based studies of the world’s oceans and seas.

This guide will teach you the principles and approaches of exposing “sequences with dates and coordinates” in the context of broader biodiversity data. The guide covers choices of particular schemas and terms, common pitfalls and good practice, without going into platform-specific details. It will benefit anyone interested in better exposure of DNA-derived data through general biodiversity data platforms, including national biodiversity portals.

Focus is on eDNA and it is synced with OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System).

Read more about the guide Publishing DNA-derived data through biodiversity data platforms.