I collected my samples in the spring, but the analysis of my samples and the data from the analysis will not be available for about 6 months from the date of collection. Does the 12-months begin at the end of the analysis period?

I collected my samples in the spring, but the analysis of my samples and the data from the analysis will not be available for about 6 months from the date of collection. Does the 12-months begin at the end of the analysis period?

No, the 12-months begins after the field collection expedition ends. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Research Board considers the execution of the cruise as data collection; the time and location of places visited and samples, as well as other parameters collected, are themselves data to be recorded and reported in a timely manner. You can submit the collection based data as a single dataset, and the analysis data as a separate dataset in the GRIIDC System.