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OBIS Data Use Agreement and Recommended Citation

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By using data, software, or other information accessed through the OBIS Portal, I agree that, in any publication or presentation of any sort based wholly or in part on material so accessed, I will:

1. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and in any event acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility in one of the following prescribed forms:

For OBIS website:

Ocean Biogeographic Information System. [date accessed]

For data used:

Author, initials. Database title. Retrieved [date accessed] from


(a) single level

Stocks, K. SeamountsOnline: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 3.1. Retrieved 6th April 2005 from

(b) multiple level

Picton, B.E., Emblow, C.S., Morrow, C.C., Sides, E.M., Tierney, P., McGrath, D., McGeough, G., McCrea, M., Dinneen, P., Falvey, J., Dempsey, S., Dowse, J. and Costello, M. J. 1999. Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland. In: Picton, B.E. and Costello M. J. (eds), The BioMar biotope viewer: a guide to marine habitats, fauna and flora in Britain and Ireland, Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved [date] from

2. For information purposes, provide to OBIS Portal Support [obissupport (at)] the full citation of any publication I make (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.