How to Manage Your Samples in MySESAR

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The System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR) operates a registry that distributes the International Geo Sample Number IGSN. SESAR catalogs and preserves sample metadata profiles, and provides access to the sample catalog via the Global Sample Search.

MySESAR provides a private working space in the System for Earth Sample Registration. This tutorial will introduce you to how to manage samples in MySESAR, including how to search the sample catalog, how to view and edit samples, how to print labels, how to group samples and how to transfer ownership of samples. For details relating to sample registration, please see tutorials for individual sample and batch sample registration here:

MySESAR allows you to:

  • obtain IGSNs for your samples by registering them with SESAR.
  • register samples one at a time by entering metadata into a web form.
  • register multiple samples by uploading metadata in a SESAR spreadsheet form.
  • generate customized SESAR spreadsheet forms.
  • view lists of samples that you registered.
  • edit sample metadata profiles.
  • upload images and other documents such as field notes, maps, or links to publications to a sample profile.
  • restrict access to metadata profiles of your samples.
  • transfer ownership of a sample to another SESAR user.
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR)
Access Cost: 
No fee
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Accessible data - FAIR Data Principle
Findable data - FAIR Data Principle
International Geo Sample Number (IGSN)
Interoperable data - FAIR Data Principle
Persistent Identifiers (PID)
Physical samples (Earth Science)
Re-usable data - FAIR Data Principle
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Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Research scientist
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Up to 1 hour
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FAIR Data Principles