File not found: Biodiversity needs better data archiving (Michigan State University)

Michigan State University: File not found: Biodiversity needs better data archiving. “Missing metadata — data that provides information about other data — might not sound like a big deal, but it’s a costly problem that’s hindering humanity’s plans to protect the planet’s biodiversity. ‘The way I see it, it’s pretty simple,’ said Rachel Toczydlowski, a postdoctoral researcher in Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science. ‘If we want to monitor and conserve global genetic diversity — the most fundamental level of biodiversity — we need to improve our data archiving practices ASAP.'”

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