February 2015

The number of new samples registered in SESAR² over the last four months was more than triple that registered over the same period of time last year. In addition to an increase in registrations and batches submitted, there has also been an increase in the number of different namespaces (owned by individuals or institutions) being used to register samples.

From Oct. 2013 to Feb. 2014, 8,817 samples from 21 namespaces (user codes) were registered. Over that period of time, 33 batch registration templates were uploaded.

From Oct. 2014 to Feb. 2015, 29,084 samples (+230%) from 36 namespaces (user codes) (+70%) were registered. Over that period of time, 96 batch registration templates (+190%) were uploaded.

The increases seen in SESAR² registrations show that more researchers and organizations are finding SESAR² and the IGSN to be useful tools for managing their physical samples and the metadata pertaining to them, as well as for making their physical samples discoverable in the global SESAR² sample catalog. To learn more about the benefits of SESAR² and the IGSN and how to start registering your physical samples, please visit our Resources or Registration pages, or see our  tutorials.