Tag: location data

March 29, 2022

For genetic researchers, key metadata is often missing

Often when researchers conduct genetic studies with grant funding, they’re required to make the sequence data public. But they aren’t required to report where the sample originated and when it...

June 15, 2017

Publish and perish?

When scientists publish location information about endangered species, it’s not just other scientists who are reading it. They may be opening the door to poachers, wildlife photographers and curiosity-seekers coming...