How to cite BrachNet data

Scope and Data Use

BrachNet is in some ways comparable to a scientific journal that makes data freely available on the internet.  Thus the geographic and taxonomic scope, the exhaustive bibliography, and quantity of data provided depend on the scientists and organizations that provide data.  However, in contrast to data in a journal, the 'reader' can select and combine data in BrachNet. Although errors may exist in data, BrachNet is confident that the data are the best available in electronic form.

About the interpretation of results derived from BrachNet, users must recognize that the analysis and interpretation of data require background knowledge and expertise about the Brachiopoda and Lophophorata, including anatomy, taxonomy, and (paleo)ecology.

Users must be aware that BrachNet is also a base to other databases distributed around the world. You can help address data gaps by encouraging the webmaster to make the data available online. 


Data Use Agreement and Recommended Citation

By using data, or other information accessed through the site portal, I agree that, in any publication or presentation of any sort based wholly or in part on material so accessed on the BrachNet website, I will:
  1.  Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and
  2.  Acknowledge the use of the Web site facility,
     using the following prescribed form:

    * or any constituent part of this site web.


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