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One of the central features in the ScienceBase Item Core Model is an integration of various types of people and organization contacts associated with items. Contact types designate a contact with a particular meaning. Currently, all contact types from both source materials and the needs expressed by individual communities are pulled together into a single contact types vocabulary. Should the list grow too large or complex, contact types will be broken out into individual code lists based on source and usage.

  • Author
  • Contact
  • Participant
  • Data Owner
  • Principal Investigator
  • Project Chief
  • Associate Project Chief
  • Task Leader
  • Subtask Leader
  • Resource Provider
  • Custodian
  • User
  • Distributor
  • Process Contact
  • Point of Contact
  • Metadata Contact
  • Originator
  • Processor

The current list of contact types can be access in the ScienceBase Vocabulary under item/contact/type here