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Museum data records may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, resold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of a curatorial staff member of the participating institution. If any of these records are used in an analysis, report, presentation, etc., the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged and the specific institutions' curatorial staff notified. The ORNIS Project also should be notified. The individual institutions, ORNIS, and their staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data. 

Publications and presentations resulting from the use of ORNIS data should list the names of each institution whose data were used, and ORNIS ( as the portal by which the data were accessed or downloaded. The citation also should list the date that the data were accessed via ORNIS. Users should refer to individual institutional policies on proper citation of data from those providers. 

Example: Data were obtained from records held in the following institutions and accessed through ORNIS data portal ( on 15 February 2006: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, etc. 

By downloading and/or viewing data on the ORNIS portal, you are agreeing to these conditions. 

Search data on the DATA PORTAL (Instructions).