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Table 1 Description of generic schema categories

From: A generic schema and data collection forms applicable to diverse entomological studies of mosquitoes

Schema category Table Description Unique identifier
Informed consent record Informed consent record Details of written informed consent forms IC1
Experimental design Field collections Records the design of experiments collecting mosquitoes in the field ED1
Batch and/or pool experimental assay Records the design of experiments using colony mosquitoes or pre-existing batches or pools ED2
Sample sorting Adult field collection Records the process where a field collection of mosquitoes is sorted into pre-defined subgroups based on taxon, sex and abdominal status SS1
Immature field collection Records the process where a field collection of mosquitoes is sorted into each specified combination of taxon and body-part (which incorporates developmental stage) SS2
Batch and/or pool experimental assay Records the process wherein a batch and/or pool or mosquitoes is experimentally sorted into pre-defined categories SS3
Sample observation Laboratory analysis Scientific observations made using laboratory analyses of mosquito samples SO1
Dissection and wing length Scientific observations made to measure the parity status (females only) and wing length of dead individual mosquitoes SO2
Individual experimental assay Various scientific observations of individual mosquitoes made in the field or entomology laboratory SO3
  Box record Records the long-term storage of sample boxes in the laboratory storage facility ST
  1. Details of the primary tables of the generic schema that are used as the foundation of the relational database and are reflected in the data collection forms