Outline of a platform for reporting and publishing DNA sequences and associated metadata (green box) based on existing systems and data standards (grey boxes). An envisioned system for regular (based on machine-to-machine reading of data) update of results (white box) can either read, and update, the Darwin Core Archive or various other administration systems. The data transfer between the various elements (black arrows) will require various degrees of data transformation and harmonisation and may include either mechanical or human quality assessment. The items “DNA-derived data extension” and “Measurements & Facts” refer to data that must, should, or could be bundled with occurrence data and are detailed in section 2.2 of the guide.

  Part of: Nilsson RH, Andersson AF, Bissett A, Finstad AG, Fossøy F, Grosjean M, Hope M, Jeppesen TS, Kõljalg U, Lundin D, Prager M, Suominen S, Svenningsen CS, Schigel D (2022) Introducing guidelines for publishing DNA-derived occurrence data through biodiversity data platforms. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 6: e84960. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.6.84960