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 ** How many samples do I need to submit? ** There is no minimum to the number of samples you can submit. Even just one sample can be very valuable, especially if it comes from a region that is currently under-represented in the database. ** How many samples do I need to submit? ** There is no minimum to the number of samples you can submit. Even just one sample can be very valuable, especially if it comes from a region that is currently under-represented in the database.
  
-** What is the geographical area of the database? for instance is Greenland included? ** We accept samples from Europe and Northern and Central Asia including the whole of Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. Iceland and Svalbard are included, but Greenland is the responsibility of the [[http://​www.neotomadb.org|North American Pollen Database]]. If in any doubt, please just ask.+** How modern is a modern surface sample? ** Most samples represent the last 50 years, but we also accept older samples up to 250 years ago (for instance a 'core top' sample) if the age is reasonably well know. An age estimate is provided for all samples where possible so that users can choose the age range of the samples that they want to work with. 
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 +** What is the geographical area of the database? for instance is Greenland included? ** We accept samples from Europe and Northern and Central Asia including the whole of Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. We also accept marine pollen data. Iceland and Svalbard are included, but Greenland is the responsibility of the [[http://​www.neotomadb.org|North American Pollen Database]]. If in any doubt, please just ask. 
  
 ** How long will it take before my data is made public? ** Processing all of the data files and updating the database will take some months, but all of the data submitted is immediately available to anyone who requests it. We will shortly be establishing a '​pending data' download site where the raw data files can be accessed whilst waiting to be incorporated into the database. ** How long will it take before my data is made public? ** Processing all of the data files and updating the database will take some months, but all of the data submitted is immediately available to anyone who requests it. We will shortly be establishing a '​pending data' download site where the raw data files can be accessed whilst waiting to be incorporated into the database.
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 ** I also have fossil pollen data from a core, what should I do with it? ** Please submit any fossil pollen data [[http://​www.europeanpollendatabase.net/​contribute/​|here]]. You also have the opportunity to write a short report about the data you are submitting and get it published in the journal [[http://​www.europeanpollendatabase.net/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=epd_data_submission_and_grana_publication|'​Grana'​]] ** I also have fossil pollen data from a core, what should I do with it? ** Please submit any fossil pollen data [[http://​www.europeanpollendatabase.net/​contribute/​|here]]. You also have the opportunity to write a short report about the data you are submitting and get it published in the journal [[http://​www.europeanpollendatabase.net/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=epd_data_submission_and_grana_publication|'​Grana'​]]
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-In the first appeal for data in 2011 we received almost 5000 surface samples from around Europe. It has been made clear however that many people did not have the chance to participate in the last appeal, or if they did, they subsequently found they had more data  
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