Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Introduction: Quality Assurance and Quality Control must be part of every step during the data life cycle. Approaches for QA/QC during data acquisition and digital organization of data are discussed in those sections.

Thesauri and controlled vocabularies
Thesauri provide a reference usually including a Globally Unique Identifier for certain terms, e.g., taxonomic names and geographic place names. Both of which have changed throughout history and using a GUID from an accepted thesaurus will help define the exact meaning of terms used.

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