Acknowledgements

The requirements for access and use of the data, as well as appropriate acknowledgements in communications that arise from the initiative consortium’s work are defined in the Data policy and Communication policy .


Please use the following text for general acknowledgements of the initiative:

“We would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Australian Microbiome consortium in the generation of data used in this publication. The Australian Microbiome initiative is supported by funding from Bioplatforms Australia and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), Parks Australia through the Bush Blitz program funded by the Australian Government and BHP, and the CSIRO”.


For acknowledgements of the previous BASE and Marine Microbes project use the following text as appropriate 

For Marine Microbes samples

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Marine Microbes consortium in the generation of data used in this publication. The Marine Microbes project was supported by funding from Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) in partnership with the Australian research community.

For BASE samples

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) consortium in the generation of data used in this publication. The BASE project was supported by funding from Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Citation for the soil samples from BASE: 
Bissett, A., A. Fitzgerald, T. Meintjes, P.M. Mele, F. Reith, P.G. Dennis, M.F. Breed, B. Brown, M.V. Brown, J. Brugger, M. Byrne, S. Caddy-Retalic, B. Carmody, D.J. Coates, C. Correa, B.C. Ferrari, V. Gupta, K. Hamonts, A. Haslem, P. Hugenholtz, M. Karan, J. Koval, A.J. Lowe, S. Macdonald, L. McGrath, D. Martin, M. Morgan, K.I. North, C. Paungfoo-Lonhienne, E. Pendall, L. Phillips, R. Pirzl, J.R. Powell, M.A. Ragan, S. Schmidt, N. Seymour, I. Snape, J.R. Stephen, M. Stevens, M. Tinning, K. Williams, Y.K. Yeoh, C.M. Zammit, and A. Young (2016) Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. Gigascience, 5. DOI 10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5