The Mammal Barcode of Life campaign is being coordinated at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), University of Guelph, Canada. The costs for DNA analysis incurred by the campaign are supported by grants towards the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) initiative (www.dnabarcoding.org).
The campaign coordinator is responsible for coordinating projects created by campaign participants from various regions of the world. As the campaign coordinator automatically has access to all mammal barcoding projects that are members of the campaign, he/she has the privilege and responsibility to analyze barcode data collected from broader geographic regions and/or on larger taxonomic scales. This allows him/her to communicate with individual project managers and facilitates his/her ability to point out findings such as genetic divergence of species with wide geographic distributions, potential cryptic species, or probable misidentifications. Sequence data are kept confidential between project managers, project participants, and the campaign coordinator. Project managers maintain authorship of their own data and have priority in publishing them.
The campaign coordinator for Mammal Barcode of Life is:
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
University of Guelph
579 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Tel: 1-(519)-824-4120 ext. 54834