Whale Sample Submission (1)

Road Runner Sample Submission (66)

Wolf CAN Sample Submission (7)

Wolf MEC Sample Submission (64)

Wolf JBC Sample Submission (23)

Wolf CAN Archive Sample Submission (51)

Wolf MNR Sample Submission (70)

Wolf Quebec Sample Submission (71)

Wolf Dennis Murray Sample Submission

Wolf Species at Risk Sample Submission (75)

Importing and Exporting Samples for Scientific Research


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Sample Tracking

The Wildlife Genome Tracker has been designed and implemented by the Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensic Centre (NRDPFC) to keep track of all sample material that is processed through the lab. This database has been designed to allow all users Internet access to all sample data from anywhere in the world.  Researchers gather pertinent information while in the field that will correspond to each sample collected, all of the data is then input in the database with matching sample ID’s.  Some of the data types collected are the same across all projects, such as locations information and date/time information, but each project will also have very specific data that will only apply to their project. 

The Wildlife Genome Tracker is a database tailored towards wildlife genetic research.  It is used to keep track of individual animals and focuses on the samples that are taken from each animal.  This allows users to have a project with known individuals or to determine them after genetic studies.  The database allows each project to have project specific attributes, while still fitting into an overall database template that is similar to all users regardless of project or species.  The database design has evolved over the past number of years taking examples from past databases as well as user needs/wants.

The front end of the database is driven by a dynamic webpage that allows users to login and access/manage data.  User access is configured and managed by the database administrators to allow users only to see the projects/samples that they have permission for.  The data itself may be viewed/modified/created or deleted depending on permission settings. 

There is an online query builder that allows users to access data from the database by using simple English to produce an SQL query from the database.  This data can then be exported into a text file or excel sheet for further viewing/manipulation.  For example a user may want to do a query that will show all of the offspring from a specific mother.  This can be easily done by using the query builder.

There is also a mapping component that will allow users to map all of their data and any other attributes onto a map.  Queries can be build using the query builder feature and then with the push of a button, the results of the query can be plotted onto a map.  Users can do a query based on relatedness and then plot the results onto a map to see if related animals are sticking close to each other or are moving off on their own.