From the Community Samples tab, a user can:

  • Create and Edit Community Samples (Fish, Invertebrate, Algae)
  • Create Lab Orders (Invertebrate, Algae) on this tab

Once a Fish Community Sample is created, a user can:

  • Use the Fish Pick List for rapid data entry of fish taxonomic results

Creating a Sample is a multiple-step process (see the screen shots below for details):

    1. Click the 'Create New Community Sample' button
    2. Enter: Site - Date - Time
    3. Select "Create" from the Actions column

Tips/Tricks/Features:

In general, data entry forms are customized to specific sample types within specific protocols (i.e. NAWQA or NRSA) and incorporate specific validations associated with those protocols; however...

User-specified Fish (FGEN) and User-specified Invertebrate (IGEN) data entry forms provide a more generalized set of fields to accommodate a wider variety of protocols. As such, these forms require the user to choose a "Sampling Method Reference" to ensure that the field sampling protocol is known.

Step 1: Click the 'Create New Community Sample' button

Step 2: Enter: Site - Collection Date - Start Time (optional on this screen)

Step 3: Select "Create" from the Actions column