specimens barcoded:  19862
species barcoded:  858
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Participation, Benefits, and Responsibilities
How can I participate?
  • Joining the world campaign and establishing individual projects
  • Injecting COI sequences, trace files, and corresponding specimen information and images into BOLD
  • Sending authoritatively identified mammal samples to the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario for DNA analyses
  • Planning your collection activities to include priority-listed species and donating samples to the campaign
  • Sampling museum genetic resources collections for taxa required by the campaign
  • Verifying and/or revising taxonomic identifications of barcoded mammal specimens and pointing out discrepancies between morphology-based and DNA-inferred identifications
  • Campaign participants can perform easy management of COI barcodes and curatorial information of associated specimens via the BOLD system
  • CCDB may provide free DNA extraction and sequencing of COI barcodes should the participating members have limited funds or no access to sequencing facilities and the contributed caddisfly samples are of common interest
  • CCDB may offer competitive sequencing charges if the campaign members do have grants in place
  • DNA aliquots can be shared with sample donors
  • Easy publication of COI sequences to GenBank
  • Utilization of a series of analytical tools via BOLD
  • Sequences and details of specimen information are kept confidential between project participants and the campaign coordinator at the CCDB
  • Campaign members may establish connections with members of other projects (upon mutual agreements) through the efforts of the campaign coordinator
  • Campaign participants are expected to provide reliable species identifications within the area of their taxonomic expertise
  • Sample donors are encouraged to preserve voucher specimens used as source for DNA barcodes and deposit them with major museums or collections
  • Sample donors are responsible for ensuring that their collection activities are compliant with applicable animal care guidelines, regional (national) permit requirements for scientific collecting, and international regulations pertaining to transfer of biological materials
  • Sample donors are responsible for providing detailed and accurate specimen information, including taxonomy, provenance data (detailed locality with GPS coordinates and elevation, collection date, collectors, etc.) and biological information (sex, age, reproductive condition)
  • Sample donors are expected to re-examine voucher specimens, should discrepancies arise between morphological identifications and COI-inferred taxonomic position