As part of the White Paper review process, we are providing a set of templates to be used by the community to publish microbial diversity data. The templates we provide are in line with existing standards used in the biodiversity informatics realm.

Available templates include:

  1. the MiMarks template
  2. the MARS Sequence set template

Both templates can be uploaded and published online using the BIODIVERSITY.AQ Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT), which is interoperable with other biodiversity information networks. Using this approach, users will be able to describe geo-referenced physiochemical information that relates to Antarctic microbial diversity studies as well as the matching sequencing information.