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Wolf-Henning Kusber, 04/20/2020 10:27 AM

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# Registration FAQ
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**User:** How I can register to PhycoBank?
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**PhycoBank:** Simply write an e-mail to curation@phycobank.org. Please enter user name and password only at the user interface for data entry at: http://api.phycobank.org/phycobank/app/registration#!regStart
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**User:** Why "Registration" and "PasswordRecovery" at: http://api.phycobank.org/phycobank/app/registration#!regStart is not enabled in my browser?
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**PhycoBank:** Because this functionality is being developed and will be available later in 2020. Until then: see above.
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**User:** I want to describe a new species. When it should be registered?
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**PhycoBank:** Start a registration once your manuscript has been submitted.
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**User:** The reference is not complete as long as it is not published. What shall I do?
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**PhycoBank:** Enter the tentative reference, reference and reference details can be adjusted later. If you change title, authors, journal within the review- or proofreading, please correct the reference entry. Do not enter a new reference to prevent duplicates.
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**User:** Is it possible to get an identifier for a new taxon, I want to describe?
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**PhycoBank:** To avoid mistakes, a unique identifier is only generated once a registration is saved within the PhycoBank database.
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**User:** Why PhycoBank uses http-links as identifiers? Is this wise as databases might change their URLs after some years?
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**PhycoBank:** PhycoBank uses stable identifers for nomenclatural acts. Advantages are the linkage to the database entry and a good usability, in contrast to UUIDs that are used in the background.
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**User:** Shall I cite the identifier in my paper?
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**PhycoBank:** Yes please; this ensures a cross-link between an electronic publication and PhycoBank (if the doi has been entered in PhycoBank)
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**User:** I am done with the data entry, what is the next step? 
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**PhycoBank:** If you are ready with data entry, hand over the dataset to the curation, PhycoBank will finalise the record according to the published paper and make it visible on PhycoBank.
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## I know a specific scientific name is in the system but can not find it.
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There are two ways of finding names:
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1. Names which are already used in a Registration can be found via the list function 
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2. Names which are nor yet registered can only be found when your are about to create a new registration for this name in the [[RegistrationUserguide#Registration-working-set-editor|Registration workingset Editor]] : 
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