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[% INCLUDE "genericHeader.tmpl" %]
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[% IF cfg == 'nrs' %]
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  [% lsite = 'reserve' %]
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  [% usite = 'Reserve' %]
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[% ELSE %]
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  [% lsite = 'station' %]
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  [% usite = 'Station' %]
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<table class="intro" cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0">
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<tr><td align="left"><span class="emphasis">Guide for Completing the Data [%IF cfg =='nceas'%] Repository [% ELSE %] Registry [% END %] Form</td></tr>
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<tr><td align="left"><span class="regtext">This guide provides information on how to fill in the online [% orgabbrev %] Data [%IF cfg =='nceas'%] Repository [% ELSE %] 
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Registry [% END %] Form. 
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There are 11 sections to the form; some fields are required (denoted by an asterisk *),
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while others are optional. When you are done completing a section, you have the option of clicking on "<span class="colorbold">Hide</span>" 
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(on the right side of each section header) to hide the information you just entered. Information on individual fields and examples for their content are provided below.
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</span></td></tr>
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</table>
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<table class="tables" cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0">
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<tr class="sectheader"><td class="borderbottom" colspan="2" align="left"><a name="BasicInformation"></a>
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BASIC INFORMATION</td></tr> 
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">
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*First name, *Last name:</span><span class="regtext"> 
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The first and last names of the person completing this form.</span></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*Data Set Title:</span><span class="regtext"> A descriptive title
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of the data set. The title should provide enough information for
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someone casually scanning a list of data sets to know whether the data are
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relevant to them.  This implies that the data context should be indicated 
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in the title without making the title be too long. In general, the title
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should indicate what kind of data were collected and the spatial,
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taxonomic, and temporal extents the data set covers.</span></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td align="left"><span class="regtext"><u>Examples of descriptive titles:</u></td>
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<td align="left"><span class="regtext"><u>Examples of incomplete titles:</u></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td align="left" valign="top"><span class="regtext">Hastings Reserve (CA) Small Mammal Trapline Data from 1972 to 1988.
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<br>Tassajara Hot Springs Reserve Water Chemistry Data from 1990 to 2000.</td>
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<td align="left" valign="top"><span class="regtext">Mammals Data<br><br>Water Chemistry Data</td></tr>
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[% IF cfg == 'nceas' %]
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*NCEAS Project(s):</span><span class="regtext"> Select one or more
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NCEAS activities from the list to indicate that the data set is
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affiliated with that working group or activity.  We use "affiliation" 
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in a rather permissive sense to mean, for example, that the data set was or has
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been generated by the activity; that the owner of the data is affiliated
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with the activity; that the data set is owned by the activity; etc. Both
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derived data sets that result from synthesis activities and original raw data
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sets that contribute to synthesis can be included in the repository and should
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be associated with the appropriate NCEAS activities.</td></tr>
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[% END %]
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[% IF cfg == 'esa' || cfg == 'ltss' %]  
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*Organization Name:</span>
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<span class="regtext">The name of the organization with which the data set is
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affiliated. We use "affiliation" in a rather permissive sense to mean, for example, that the data set was or has
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been generated at the organization; that the owner of the data is affiliated
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with the organization or was affiliated with the organization when the data
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set was generated; that the data set is owned by the organization; etc.</td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td align="left"><span class="regtext"><u>Examples of correct organization names:</u></td>
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   <td align="left"><span class="regtext"><u>Examples of incorrect organization names:</u></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td align="left" valign="top"><span class="regtext">University of Michigan Biological Station
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<br>Duke University FACE Facility<br>National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis</br></td>
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  <td align="left"><span class="regtext">Michigan Station<br>Duke University<br>University of California Santa Barbara</br>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*[% usite %] Name:</span>
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<span class="regtext">Select a [% lsite %] from the drop-down list to indicate that the data set is
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affiliated with the [% lsite %]. We use "affiliation" in a rather
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permissive sense to mean, for example, that the data set was or has
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been generated at the [% lsite %]; that the owner is affiliated
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with the [% lsite %] or was affiliated with the [% lsite %] when the data
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set was generated; or that the data set is owned by the [% lsite %]; etc.
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext"><u>Note:</u>
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If the data were collected at a site other than a
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[% lsite %] listed in the drop-down menu, you can indicate so in the
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abstract and/or title. You can also indicate this in the keywords
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with a locality keyword.</span></td></tr> 
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<tr class="sectheader"><td class="topbottom" colspan="2" align="left"><a name="DataSetOriginator"></a>PRINCIPAL DATA SET OWNER</td></tr> 
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext">The person responsible for developing the data set. For example, the principal 
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investigator in a collaborative project, the first author of the main publication using the data set, etc.
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 The first and last names of the principal data set owner are required; the organization name, e-mail, phone, fax, and
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address information are optional.</span></td></tr>
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about the co-owner(s) can be provided in the ASSOCIATED PARTIES section below.</span>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*First Name:</span>
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<span class="regtext">The first name of the principal data set owner.</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The last name (surname) of the principal data set owner.</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The name of the organization from which the data set
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originated.</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The e-mail address by which the principal data set owner can be contacted.</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The phone number of the principal data set owner, including the area code (999-999-9999).</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The fax number of the principal data set owner, including sthe area code (999-999-9999).</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">A comma-separated list of street number, street, unit,
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etc.<br> <u>Example:</u> 735 State Street, Suite 300</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The city
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<span class="regtext">Select a U.S. state or territory from the drop-down menu for the principal data set owner's address. If the address is not in 
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the United States, used the "Other State/Province" field below. For a shortcut,
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press the first letter of the state on your keyboard (e.g.,  M-key to skip to Maine).</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">A non-U.S. state or a province for 
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the principal data set owner's address.</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">The postal code or ZIP code
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<span class="regtext">The country
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for the principal data set owner's address.</span></td></tr>
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If applicable, enter the first and last names of an associated party (e.g., co-owner of the data set, a data custodian/steward, a metadata provider, a user of 
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the data set), select a role for this person, and click on "Add Associated Party".  Repeat to add another associated party.</td></tr> 
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext">To edit an entry, click on the name of the person entered, change the name and/or 
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the role, and click on the area just right of the drop-down menu for the role (the text fields and the drop-down menu will disappear). To delete an entry, click on the "X".
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 If you have entered several associated parties and want to change the order in which they appear, use the blue up and down arrows.</tr>
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<a name="DataSetAbstract"></a>*DATA SET ABSTRACT</td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext">Short (500-750 words) summary of the
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purpose and content of the data set. Entering a data set abstract is required.</td></tr>
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1967 to 1979. Trapping was conducted only in the fall from 1980 to
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1988. For each specimen taken, data were recorded on species, date,
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location, time, sex, and body measurements including total length,
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length of tail, length of hind foot, length of ear, and body mass.
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The purpose of the data was to index the population size of all
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species present over a long time period.</td></tr>
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<a name="KeywordInformation"></a>KEYWORD INFORMATION</td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext">Provide information for as many keywords as needed. The information is provided in groups of three 
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fields: keyword, keyword type, and keyword thesaurus. Repeat steps 1-4 below for each additional keyword.</td></tr>
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"http://gcmd.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/gcmd_parameters.html" target="nasa">NASA Global Change Master Directory
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(GCMD)</a> (particularly under EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere) and see if you can find keywords that appropriately describe your data set.  If not, use your own keywords.</span></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">1. Keyword: </span><span class="regtext"> Enter a
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word or phrase that describes your data set.</span></td></tr>
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<span class="regtext">Select the keyword type (a term used to group similar keywords). The different types are ("none" is the default):
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      <li>Theme: the keyword identifies a particular subject or topic.</li>
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      <li>Place: the keyword identifies a place.</li>
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      <li>Stratum: the keyword identifies the layer(s) of any deposited substance.</li>
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      <li>Temporal: the keyword identifies a time period related to the data set.
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      <li>Taxonomic: the keyword identifies a particular taxon.</li>
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(GCMD) or not to choose your keywords.</span></td></tr> 
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thesaurus, and click on the area just right of the thesaurus drop-down menu (the text field and the drop-down menus will disappear).  To delete an entry, click on the "X". 
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If you have entered several keywords and want to change the order in which they appear, use the blue up and down arrows.</span></td></tr>
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<a name="TemporalCoverageOfData"></a>TEMPORAL COVERAGE OF DATA</td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*Start Date:</span><span class="regtext"> The first year, month, and
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day of the collection/creation of the data set. A start date is required. Type in the year (yyyy), and choose the month and the day from the
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<a name="SpatialCoverageOfData"></a>SPATIAL COVERAGE OF DATA</span></td></tr> 
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Enter a general description of the geographic area in which the data were collected. This can be a simple place name (e.g., Santa Barbara) or a fuller description.
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This field supplements the coordinates provided below and helps orient the data user about the general location of the study.</span></td></tr>
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coordinates (in degrees, minutes and seconds) of the location where the data were collected. At least one lat/long pair is required. From the drop-down menus, select 
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the North (N) or South (S) orientation for the latitudes, and the West (W) or East (E) orientation for the longitudes.</span></td></tr>
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point location.</span></td></tr>
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bounding box. The first coordinate pair is the northwest corner and
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the second coordinate pair is the southeast corner of the bounding
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<a name="TaxonomicCoverage"></a>
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE OF DATA</td></tr>
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Provide a list of the taxa that are associated with this data set. 
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for which the data have relevance in less direct ways.  In general, if a
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data user searching for a particular taxonomic name should find this data set,
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then the taxon should be included in this list.</span></td></tr> 
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"http://www.itis.usda.gov/" target="itis">Integrated Taxonomic Information System</a> for correct spelling 
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of taxonomic names.</span></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext">For each taxon, follow the three steps below:</span></td></tr>
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(Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, or Species).</span></td></tr> 
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">2. Taxonomic Name:</span><span class="regtext"> Enter the scientific name for the level 
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entered under Taxonomic Rank (e.g., <i>Animalia</i>, <i>Chordata</i>, <i>Mammalia</i>, <i>Carnivoria</i>, <i>Ursidae</i>, <i>Ursus</i>, or <i>Ursus arctos</i>).</span></td></tr>
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fields will disappear).  To delete an entry, click on the "X". If you have entered several taxa and want to change the order in which they appear, use the blue up and 
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or complete citation of the source(s) used for identifying and naming taxa (e.g., name of a field guide, key, or nomenclature revision). </span></td></tr>
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<a name="Methods"></a>DATA COLLECTION METHODS</td></tr> 
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">Method Title:</span><span class="regtext"> A title for the method used to generate
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the data (e.g., Measure of zooplankton abundance using radial quadrat sub-sampling).</span></td></tr>
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This is intended to be a general method description that is suitable to help potential users of the data decide if the data are appropriate for their purposes.  
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You can add multiple paragraphs to the description by clicking on the "Add Paragraph to Method Description"
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button (paragraphs added by using the ENTER key in the Method Description field will not appear as paragraphs in the submitted form).
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the information on coverage provided above. For example, if the temporal
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coverage of the data is 1990-2000, you might provide details about any years
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that were missed or the months in which sampling actually occurred. If you
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provide information in this field (Extent of Study Description), then you must also provide
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a Method Title, a Method Description and a Sampling Description.</span></td></tr>
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Describe the sampling design of the study. For example, you might describe
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the way in which treatments were assigned to sampling units.  If you provide
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information in this field (Sampling Description), then you must also provide
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a a Method Title, a Method Description and an Extent of Study Description.
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DATA SET CONTACT</td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="regtext">Contact information of the person to be contacted for more information on the data
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set or to obtain the data set itself. This is analogous to the Principal Data Set Owner information above. Please 
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<a href="@cgi-prefix@/register-dataset.cgi?cfg=[%cfg%]&amp;stage=guide#DataSetOriginator" target="_self">see that section</a> for more information on filling out the 
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individual fields. If the Data Set Contact and the Principal Data Set Owner are the same, check the box provided.</span></td></tr>
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Data Set Identifier:</span><span class="regtext"> If available, please enter a name or number that uniquely identifies and describes concisely the data set. 
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for locating the data set at a [% lsite %].
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*Data Medium</font>:</span><span class="regtext"> Specify whether the data medium is 
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digital (e.g., computer file) or hardcopy (e.g., paper), or specify any other type of data medium the data are recorded on (e.g., video tape).</span></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">*Usage Rights:</span><span class="regtext"> Specify the usage rights that apply
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to the data set (e.g., no restrictions, obtain permission from data set owner(s), cite the data set in publications, etc.). </span></td></tr>
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<tr class="sectbody"><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="label">URL:</span><span class="regtext"> If available, provide a link for the
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location of more metadata or the data set itself (this URL should be as permanent as possible).</span></td></tr>
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