The EHI metadata is organised at three hierarchical levels: sampling event, animal specimen and sample. The three levels are inter-related through unique identifiers.
There are two optional field metadata sheets that enable collecting all the required metadata. The first sheet contains information of the sampling events (A), while the second incorporates information of animal specimens (B1) and samples (B2).
The metadata information need to be sent electronically to the EHI management team using the standardised metadata sheets, which contain three tabs with information about sampling events (A), animal specimens (B1) and samples (B2).
Each sampling event (unique location and date) must receive a different identifier specified by the sampler*. This identifier enables relating sampled animals to their corresponding sampling events.
Each sample animal specimen must receive a different identifier specified by the sampler*. This identifier enables relating each sample to its corresponding animal specimens' metadata.
Each sample storage tube contains a 3-letter and 2-number code (e.g. ABC01) that needs to be related to an animal specimen identifier.
- ARE YOU A NATURALIST WHO OFTEN SAMPLES ANIMALS?
- ARE YOU A RESEARCHER RUNNING POPULATION GENOMICS STUDIES ON VERTEBRATES?
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FIELD WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO A MAJOR RESEARCH INITIATIVE?
Learn more about the different options to participate in the Earth HoloGenome Initiative and do not hesitate to contact us if you are willing to contribute.