Sample Tracking Database (STD)Entry ID: DB_STD
Abstract: The Sample Tracking Database (STD) was created to track samples from field work to various stages of shipping and storage through to analysis and possible disposal or destruction.
The Sample Tracking Database comprises two parts.
First and the most important is a Field based version written using Microsoft Access. Users in the field can enter barcoded sample references with details of location, ... sample weight, type of container it is in, collecting event date and the broad classification of the sample. Barcodes are also allocated to the containers (bins, fridges, shipping containers, drums etc).
Samples can be of any type - biological, rock, metal. samples can be contained in containers and those containers held in others. As a container or its contents are moved or split, the entire track of all its elements and weights is kept.
A uniquely allocated barcode is used across the entire AAD to track each element be it a container or samples itself within a container. The barcodes are allocated from a central register kept by the AADC. Each sample or container can have a user defined code such as FRED-1 that appears on any printed bar code. Movement events of a container are logged (along with the items contained in that container).
Tools have been developed to merge several field databases into one common database. This typically occurs when field databases are returned to the Kingston laboratories.
Containers and samples can be destroyed as they are consumed in any subsequent laboratory analysis. These events are also logged.
The second version is an Oracle database which can be accessed via a web-based application. This serves as a backup of the data and allows users anywhere in the Division complex to search for samples. Data is copied regularly from the Access field databases. This Oracle database and application is also used for barcode allocations, uploading data into Oracle, and as a download point for new copies of the Access database.
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Start Date: 2000-01-01
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > COMMUNICATIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
LAND SURFACE > SOILS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY
OCEANS > SEA ICE
OCEANS > WATER QUALITY
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS
PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS
SOLID EARTH > EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > VIRUSES
Access Constraints The databases are available for access at the URLs given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 5062
Email: dave.watts at csiro.au
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Castray Esplanade
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-12-09