1. Acknowledging the NEON Biorepository as a used resource in scientific publications
1A. Generic acknowledgment of the NEON Biorepository as a resource
You can promote use of NEON Biorepository resources with the following statement in the acknowledgement section of your relevant publications:
"The National Ecological Observatory Network Biorepository at Arizona State University provided samples and data collected as part of the NEON Program."
1B. Generic citation of the NEON Biorepository as a resource
If the sampling scheme and design of the NEON Biorepository has been integral to facilitating your research, we encourage you to also cite the following publication that outlines its conceptualization and implementation:
Kelsey M Yule, Edward E Gilbert, Azhar P Husain, M Andrew Johnston, Laura Rocha Prado, Laura Steger, & Nico M Franz. (2020). Designing Biorepositories to Monitor Ecological and Evolutionary Responses to Change (Version 1). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3880411
2. Citing the use of the NEON Biorepository data portal
2A. Citing the NEON Biorepository portal generally
When your work relies on occurrence data published by the NEON Biorepository, cite the following:
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) Biorepository, Arizona State University Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (accessed through the NEON Biorepository Data Portal,
2B. Citing particular NEON Biorepository collections as sources for occurrence data
When your work relies on occurrence data from particular NEON Biorepository collections, use the preferred citation format published on the relevant collection details page under "Cite This Collection".
2C. Citing a NEON Biorepository published research or special collections dataset
While the NEON Biorepository Data Portal will make every effort possible to control and document the quality of the data it publishes, the data are made available "as is". Any report of errors in the data should be directed to the appropriate curators and/or collections managers.
The NEON Biorepository Data Portal cannot assume responsibility for damages resulting from mis-use or mis-interpretation of datasets or from errors or omissions that may exist in the data.
It is considered a matter of professional ethics to cite and acknowledge the work of other scientists that has resulted in data used in subsequent research. We encourage users to contact the original investigator responsible for the data that they are accessing.
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