Scope and Data Use
PHORONIDA 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 PHORONIDA. Although errors may exist in data, PHORONIDA is confident that the data are the best available in electronic form.
About the interpretation of results derived from PHORONIDA, users must recognize that the analysis and interpretation of data require background knowledge and expertise about the Phoronida and Lophophorata (including anatomy, taxonomy, and ecology).
Users must be aware that PHORONIDA 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 PHORONIDA 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,
Emig C.C., 20yy. Phoronida*. Accessed at http://paleopolis.rediris.es/Phoronida/ on mm/dd/yyyy
* or any constituent part of this WEB site.
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