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species barcoded:  2779
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     Because there are so many caddisfly species distributed in various parts of the world, there is no easy way to barcode all of them. Thus the "Trichoptera Barcode of Life" campaign will be divided into smaller, more manageable projects. Depending on the needs of individual campaign participants, Trichoptera barcoding projects can be organized based on taxonomy (e.g., world Hydropsychidae), geographic regions (e.g., Trichoptera of North America), or collections (either of a museum or a specific collaborator). Here are a few examples:
  • All Hydropsychidae
  • Trichoptera of North America
  • Trichoptera of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Neotropical Smicridea
  • Trichoptera collection of the Smithsonian Institute, NMNH
     The participants of the global campaign fall into three categories: project managers, project members, and the campaign coordinator.

     Project managers can create and manage their own projects on BOLD. As part of the world campaign, the individual project is automatically integrated to the global project and its progress is reported on this website. Project managers can analyze their data using web-based tools provided by BOLD. They have controls on the distribution of data and how and when to publish their projects.

     Project members are given access to the project by the project manager. Depends on the needs of access and agreement with the project manager, project members may be granted with authorities to access and/or edit specimen records, analyze/view/edit COI sequences.

     Finally, the campaign coordinator is responsible for coordinating projects created by project managers from various regions of the world. As the campaign coordinator automatically has access to all Trichoptera barcoding projects that are members of the campaign, he/she has the privilege to analyze barcode data collected from broader geographic regions and/or on larger taxonomic scales. This allows him/her to communicate with individual project managers and facilitates him/her to point out findings such as unusual genetic divergence in some species, potential cryptic species, life-stage associations. Sequence data are kept confidential between project managers, project members, and the campaign coordinator. Project managers maintain authorship to their own data.

     The Trichoptera Barcode of Life campaign is being coordinated at the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB), University of Guelph, Canada. The campaign is supported by grants towards Dr. Paul Hebert.