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specimens barcoded:  19862
 
species barcoded:  858
 
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clusters found: 
305
 
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Organization
It is understood that all prospective participants in the Mammal Barcode of Life campaign have their own research agendas and deliverables set forth by their institutions and funding agencies. Therefore we see our key logistical challenge in ensuring that these individual research agendas are addressed while working towards the main campaign goal. To facilitate this, the campaign is divided into smaller, manageable projects. Depending on the needs of individual campaign participants, mammal barcoding projects are organized based on taxonomy (e.g., world Soricidae), geographic regions (e.g., Mammals of Canada), collections (e.g., Mammals of the Royal Ontario Museum), or a combination thereof. Campaign participants can create and manage their own projects on BOLD. Individual projects are automatically integrated into the global campaign and their progress is reported on this website. Project managers can analyze their data using web-based tools provided by BOLD. They have controls on the distribution of data and how and when to publish the projects, although there is a fixed time limit as to how long a project with barcode data can remain closed from public view.

The participants of the global campaign fall into three categories: project managers, project members, and the campaign coordinator.

Project managers can create and manage their own projects on BOLD. As part of the world campaign, the individual project is automatically integrated to the global project and its progress is reported on this website. Project managers can analyze their data using web-based tools provided by BOLD. They have controls on the distribution of data and how and when to publish their projects.

Project members are given access to the project by the project manager. Depends on the needs of access and agreement with the project manager, project members may be granted with authorities to access and/or edit specimen records, analyze/view/edit COI sequences.

Finally, the campaign coordinator is responsible for coordinating projects created by project managers 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 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 him/her to point out findings such as unusual genetic divergence in some species, potential cryptic species, life-stage associations. Sequence data are kept confidential between project managers, project members, and the campaign coordinator. Project managers maintain authorship to their own data.

The Mammal Barcode of Life campaign is being coordinated at the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB), University of Guelph, Canada. The campaign is supported by grants towards Dr. Paul Hebert.