Register for an Account or Login
First, if you haven’t already, you will need to register for an account. Simply click the Login link in the site's footer or in the header menu, click 'create new account', input your contact information, and your registration will be approved by the website Administrator.
Adding a Study
Logged-in users can upload new studies to the website in just a few minutes. Logged in users will find the link to 'Add a Study' on their user page when they login to the site. The Add Article page has fields for adding citation information as well as providing (in the appropriate space) a brief summary of the article’s principal finding(s). Please limit this summary to no more than 4-5 sentences, and preferably 1-3.
After hitting “submit” on the first page in which you entered information, a second page will open in which you should input a summary of the efficacy of the technique evaluated in the article. There are drop-down menus provided so that you adhere to using the terms which have been defined and linked in the database. The first drop down menu allows you to input the type of study: field-based, lab-based, or a summary of multiple studies. The next drop downs are for the reduction technique used, fishing gear, and bycatch species. If you are not sure which reduction technique to select, refer to the glossary provided. Only in rare instances will you need to input a new technique. For cells lacking drop-down menus you should type in the information (e.g., target catch) using terms drawn from the article. If the information asked for is not relevant, please write n/a. Also, if you don't see a certain species, please email the Database Administrator.
After you enter a field study, the system will display a confirmation page. In the green box at the top, you can click the link to 'Add another field' study.
If you require guidance, you may wish to consult other summaries already in the database. Once you submit this information, it will not appear in the public form of the database until approved by the Database Administrator. Any question, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.