How to explore the IRBAS database
4. How do I explore the IRBAS database and request data?
MAP: finding data locations and summary information
The geographical locations of all samples in the IRBAS database are shown on a map here.
Open the map page, then, to find out more about the samples at any one location, zoom in as much as possible on an area of interest. A list of locations (giving their unique identifiers) where you have zoomed-in will appear.
Click on a identifier: a new tab will appear with some basic information (metadata) about the location and the types of samples taken there.
QUERIES: making specific data requests and extracting the results
You can also access more detailed information from the IRBAS database (i.e. perform queries to request and extract data).
Requesting data is easy! You simply check the boxes and select from drop-down menus the type of data you are interested in, using the query tool here.
You will then be able to extract (download) data that fit your selection criteria and are publically availbale via the IRBAS database.
Please note: some data are not fully available via the query tool because permission must first be sought directly from the data provider/owner. In these cases, you will be able to see the name of the dataset containing the data you're interested in and who you will need to contact about it.