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Guidelines to Link Research Data to MCZ Specimens

The MCZ provides guidelines to researchers to facilitate the efficient capture of various research data to enhance MCZ specimen information. Questions regarding data capture and formatting standards should be directed to the relevant collection.

Guidelines for Digital Media provided to the MCZ

  • Format and filename instructions for images, audio, video, CT-scan data and other digital media associated with an MCZ specimen

Guidelines for submitting MCZ Catalog Numbers to supplement Specimen Data for GenBank

  • Data instructions to accompany GenBank procedures on submitting sequence data obtained from MCZ voucher specimens

Guidelines for submitting MCZ Catalog Numbers to NCBI BioProject & BioSample Records

  • Data instructions to accompany NCBI BioProject and BioSample procedures on submitting next-generation sequence data obtained from MCZ voucher specimens

Guidelines for recording Locality Data in the Field for the MCZ

  • Locality data are an important part of any museum voucher specimen. Before collecting, review the relevant types of data needed to accompany each specimen to be cataloged properly into the MCZ. For faster and more efficient cataloging, collectors should use an MCZ data collection spreadsheet.