BioSample Attributes

You can download attribute details in xml format.

Attributes describe a BioSample using structured attribute name:value pairs, for example, tissue:liver. BioSample maintains a list of recognized attributes which participate in one or more BioSample packages. In addition to recognized attributes, submitters may provide any number of custom attributes to fully describe a sample.

The following information is stored for recognized BioSample attributes:

  • NameHuman-readable display name for the attribute.
  • HarmonizedNameShort, canonical attribute name.
  • SynonymRecognized alternative names for the attribute.
  • DescriptionDefinition of the attribute.
  • FormatSuggested format of the attribute value.
Name Harmonized name Synonyms Description Format
EDTA inhibitor tested edta_inhibitor_tested edta inhibitor tested Was carbapenemase activity tested in the presence of EDTA? If carbapenemase activity was tested in the presence of EDTA, the response should be "yes", otherwise "no”. ['', 'yes', 'no', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
FAO classification fao_class fao class,
fao classification,
soil taxonomic/fao classification
soil classification from the FAO World Reference Database for Soil Resources {term}
GISAID accession gisaid_accession gisaid accession The GISAID accession assigned to the sequence. GISAID Accession Numbers are used as unique and permanent identifiers for each virus beginning with the letters EPI and followed by numbers, to identify viruses and/or segments; https://www.gisaid.org/; e.g., EPI_ISL_1091361 {term}
GISAID virus name gisaid_virus_name gisaid virus name The full virus name submitted to GISAID (https://www.gisaid.org/), e.g., hCoV-19/Belgium/rega-3187/2021 {text}
HIV status hiv_stat hiv stat,
hiv status
HIV status of subject, if yes HAART initiation status should also be indicated as [YES or NO] {boolean};{boolean}
NARMS isolate number narms_isolate_number narms id,
narms isolate number
isolate identifier for the collection of isolates in the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, authority http://www.cdc.gov/narms/about/index.html, e.g., CVM N6429 {text}
Omics Observatory ID omics_observ_id omics observatory id,
omics_observ_id
A unique identifier of the omics-enabled observatory (or comparable time series) your data derives from. This identifier should be provided by the OMICON ontology; if you require a new identifier for your time series, contact the ontology's developers. Information is available here: https://github.com/GLOMICON/omicon. This field is only applicable to records which derive from an omics time-series or observatory. {term}
Population Description population_description population description The full, unabbreviated population descriptor from the Coriell Institute {text}
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic gene name 1 sars_cov_2_diag_gene_name_1 sars cov 2 diag gene name 1 The name of the gene used in the first diagnostic SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test. ['', 'E (orf4)', 'M (orf5)', 'N (orf9)', 'spike (orf2)', 'ORF1ab (rep)', 'ORF1a (pp1a)', 'nsp11', 'nsp1', 'nsp2', 'nsp3', 'nsp4', 'nsp5', 'nsp6', 'nsp7', 'nsp8', 'nsp9', 'nsp10', 'nsp12 (RdRp)', 'nsp13 (Hel)', 'nsp14 (ExoN)', 'nsp15', 'nsp16', 'ORF3a', 'ORF3b', 'ORF6 (ns6)', 'ORF7a', 'ORF7b (ns7b)', 'ORF8 (ns8)', 'ORF9b', 'ORF9c', 'ORF10', 'ORF14']
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic gene name 2 sars_cov_2_diag_gene_name_2 sars cov 2 diag gene name 2 The name of the gene used in the second diagnostic SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test. ['', 'E (orf4)', 'M (orf5)', 'N (orf9)', 'spike (orf2)', 'ORF1ab (rep)', 'ORF1a (pp1a)', 'nsp11', 'nsp1', 'nsp2', 'nsp3', 'nsp4', 'nsp5', 'nsp6', 'nsp7', 'nsp8', 'nsp9', 'nsp10', 'nsp12 (RdRp)', 'nsp13 (Hel)', 'nsp14 (ExoN)', 'nsp15', 'nsp16', 'ORF3a', 'ORF3b', 'ORF6 (ns6)', 'ORF7a', 'ORF7b (ns7b)', 'ORF8 (ns8)', 'ORF9b', 'ORF9c', 'ORF10', 'ORF14']
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic pcr Ct value 1 sars_cov_2_diag_pcr_ct_value_1 sars cov 2 diag pcr ct value 1 The cycle threshold (CT) value result from the first diagnostic SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, e.g., 21 {integer}
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic pcr Ct value 2 sars_cov_2_diag_pcr_ct_value_2 sars cov 2 diag pcr ct value 2 The cycle threshold (CT) value result from the second diagnostic SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, e.g., 36 {integer}
Super Population Code super_population_code super population code The 3 letter super population abbreviation from the Coriell Institute indicating ancestry ['', 'AFR', 'AMR', 'EAS', 'EUR', 'SAS']
Super Population Description super_population_description super population description The full, unabbreviated super population descriptor from the Coriell Institute ['', 'African', 'Ad Mixed American', 'East Asian', 'European', 'South Asian']
absolute air humidity abs_air_humidity abs air humidity actual mass of water vapor - mh20 - present in the air water vapor mixture {float} {unit} [kg|lb]
affection status affection_status dbgap_public dictionary
age age age at the time of sampling; relevant scale depends on species and study, e.g. could be seconds for amoebae or centuries for trees {float} {unit}
agrochemical additions agrochem_addition agrochem addition,
history/agrochemical additions
addition of fertilizers, pesticides, etc. - amount and time of applications {text};{float} {unit};{timestamp}
air temperature air_temp air temp temperature of the air at the time of sampling {float} {unit} [deg C]
air temperature regimen air_temp_regm air temp regm information about treatment involving an exposure to varying temperatures; should include the temperature, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include different temperature regimens {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
alkalinity alkalinity alkalinity, the ability of a solution to neutralize acids to the equivalence point of carbonate or bicarbonate {float} {unit}
alkyl diethers alkyl_diethers concentration of alkyl diethers {float} {unit}
altitude altitude alt The altitude of the sample is the vertical distance between Earth's surface above Sea Level and the sampled position in the air. {float} m
aluminium saturation al_sat al sat,
al saturation,
extreme unusual properties/al saturation
aluminum saturation (esp. for tropical soils) {float} {unit}
aluminium saturation method al_sat_meth al sat meth,
al saturation method,
extreme unusual properties/al saturation method
reference or method used in determining Al saturation {PMID|DOI|URL}
aminopeptidase activity aminopept_act aminopept act measurement of aminopeptidase activity {float} {unit}
ammonium ammonium concentration of ammonium {float} {unit}
amniotic fluid color amniotic_fluid_color amniotic fluid/color specification of the color of the amniotic fluid sample {text}
analyte type analyte_type dbgap_public dictionary
anamorph anamorph Genus and species of the asexually reproducing stage of fungi - note that anamorph and teleomorph forms of the same taxon may have used taxonomic different names.
annual and seasonal precipitation annual_season_precpt annual season precpt,
mean annual and seasonal precipitation
mean annual and seasonal precipitation (mm) {float} {unit}
annual and seasonal temperature annual_season_temp annual season temp,
mean annual and seasonal temperature
mean annual and seasonal temperature (oC) {float} {unit}
antibiotic regimen antibiotic_regm antibiotic regm information about treatment involving antibiotic administration; should include the name of antibiotic, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple antibiotic regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
antiviral treatment agent antiviral_treatment_agent What was the antiviral treatment agent? {text}
atmospheric data atmospheric_data measurement of atmospheric data; can include multiple data {text};{float} {unit}
authority authority Authority for the species identification.
bacterial carbon production bacteria_carb_prod bacteria carb prod measurement of bacterial carbon production {float} {unit}
bacterial production bac_prod bac prod bacterial production in the water column measured by isotope uptake {float} {unit}
bacterial respiration bac_resp bac resp measurement of bacterial respiration in the water column {float} {unit}
barometric pressure barometric_press barometric press force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of air above that surface {float} {unit}
beta-lactamase family beta_lactamase_family beta lactamase family Specify the beta-lactamase family for this gene. ['', 'ACC', 'ACT', 'ADC', 'BEL', 'CARB', 'CBP', 'CFE', 'CMY', 'CTX-M', 'DHA', 'FOX', 'GES', 'GIM', 'KPC', 'IMI', 'IMP', 'IND', 'LAT', 'MIR', 'MOX', 'NDM', 'OXA', 'PER', 'PDC', 'SHV', 'SME', 'TEM', 'VEB', 'VIM', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
biochemical oxygen demand biochem_oxygen_dem biochem oxygen dem a measure of the relative oxygen-depletion effect of a waste contaminant {float} {unit}
biological material bio_material bio material,
biomaterial
Identifier for the biological material from which the nucleic acid sequenced was obtained.
biomass biomass amount of biomass; should include the name for the part of biomass measured, e.g. microbial, total. can include multiple measurements {text};{float} {unit}
biomaterial provider biomaterial_provider name and address of the lab or PI, or a culture collection identifier
biospecimen repository biospecimen_repository dbgap_public dictionary
biospecimen repository sample id biospecimen_repository_sample_id dbgap_public dictionary
biovar biovar A biovar is a variant prokaryotic strain that differs physiologically and/or biochemically from other strains in a particular species.
birth control birth_control specification of birth control medication used {text}
birth date birth_date
birth location birth_location
bishomohopanol bishomohopanol concentration of bishomohopanol {float} {unit}
blood disorder blood_blood_disord blood blood disord,
blood/blood disorder
history of blood disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
blood pressure diastolic blood_press_diast blood press diast resting diastolic blood pressure, measured as mm mercury {float} {unit}
blood pressure systolic blood_press_syst blood press syst resting systolic blood pressure, measured as mm mercury {float} {unit}
body habitat body_habitat original body habitat where the sample was obtained from {term}
body mass index body_mass_index bmi body mass index, calculated as weight/(height)squared {float} {unit}
body product body_product substance produced by the body, e.g. stool, mucus, where the sample was obtained from {text}
breed breed breed name - chiefly used in domesticated animals or plants
breeding history breeding_history
breeding method breeding_method
broad-scale environmental context env_broad_scale biome,
broad scale environmental context,
env biome,
env broad range,
env broad scale,
env_biome,
environment (biome),
environment biome
Add terms that identify the major environment type(s) where your sample was collected. Recommend subclasses of biome [ENVO:00000428]. Multiple terms can be separated by one or more pipes e.g.:  mangrove biome [ENVO:01000181]|estuarine biome [ENVO:01000020] {term}
bromide bromide concentration of bromide {float} {unit}
building occupancy type build_occup_type build occup type primary function for which a building or discrete part of a building is intended to be used ['', 'office', 'market', 'restaurant', 'residence', 'school', 'residential', 'commercial', 'low rise', 'high rise', 'wood framed', 'health care', 'airport', 'sports complex', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
building setting building_setting location (geography) where a building is set ['', 'urban', 'suburban', 'exurban', 'rural', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
calcium calcium concentration of calcium {float} {unit}
carbapenemase carbapenemase Does the enzyme exhibit carbapenemase activity? If the enzyme does exhibit carbapenemase activity, the response should be "yes", otherwise "no." ['', 'yes', 'no', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
carbon dioxide carb_dioxide carb dioxide carbon dioxide (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling {float} {unit}
carbon monoxide carb_monoxide carb monoxide carbon monoxide (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling {float} {unit}
carbon/nitrogen ratio carb_nitro_ratio carb nitro ratio ratio of amount or concentrations of carbon to nitrogen {float} {unit}
cell line cell_line cell,
cell l ine,
cell line specifics,
cell line/clone,
cell lineage,
cell lines,
cell loine,
celll line,
cellline,
cells,
tissue/cell lines
Name of the cell line.
cell subtype cell_subtype
cell type cell_type celltype,
developmental stage/cell type,
disease/cell type,
tissue/cell type
Type of cell of the sample or from which the sample was obtained.
chemical administration chem_administration chem administration list of chemical compounds administered to the host or site where sampling occurred, and when (e.g. antibiotics, N fertilizer, air filter); can include multiple compounds. For Chemical Entities of Biological Interest ontology (CHEBI) (v1.72), please see http://bioportal.bioontology.org/visualize/44603 {term}; {timestamp}
chemical mutagen chem_mutagen chem mutagen treatment involving use of mutagens; should include the name of mutagen, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple mutagen regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
chemical oxygen demand chem_oxygen_dem chem oxygen dem a measure of the relative oxygen-depletion effect of a waste contaminant {float} {unit}
child of child_of indicates parentage; only applicable to sexual organisms, for bacteria use 'derived from'
chloride chloride concentration of chloride {float} {unit}
chlorophyll chlorophyll concentration of chlorophyll {float} {unit}
climate environment climate_environment treatment involving an exposure to a particular climate; can include multiple climates {text};{period};{interval};{period}
clone clone Name for the clone or subculture from which the sample was taken.
clone lib clone_lib Formal identifier that points to source institute and clone library identifier.
collected by collected_by collectedby Name of persons or institute who collected the sample
collection date collection_date colection date,
collection date (yyyymmdd),
collection year,
collectiondate,
date of collection,
date sample collected,
isolation year,
sample collection date,
sample date,
sampling date,
time of sample collection,
year isolated
the date on which the sample was collected; date/time ranges are supported by providing two dates from among the supported value formats, delimited by a forward-slash character; collection times are supported by adding "T", then the hour and minute after the date, and must be in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), otherwise known as "Zulu Time" (Z); supported formats include "DD-Mmm-YYYY", "Mmm-YYYY", "YYYY" or ISO 8601 standard "YYYY-mm-dd", "YYYY-mm", "YYYY-mm-ddThh:mm:ss"; e.g., 30-Oct-1990, Oct-1990, 1990, 1990-10-30, 1990-10, 21-Oct-1952/15-Feb-1953, 2015-10-11T17:53:03Z; valid non-ISO dates will be automatically transformed to ISO format {timestamp}
collection device collection_device Instrument or container used to collect sample, e.g., swab {text}
collection method collection_method collection method Process used to collect the sample, e.g., bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) {text}
component organism component_organism a component organism of the mixed sample; use the full taxonomic name, eg, "Bordetella pertussis"
compound compound agent
conductivity conduc conduc electrical conductivity of water {float} {unit}
crop rotation crop_rotation history/crop rotation whether or not crop is rotated, and if yes, rotation schedule {boolean};Rn/{timestamp}/{period}
cultivar cultivar cultivar acc,
cultivar/accession
cultivar name - cultivated variety of plant
culture collection culture_collection culturecollection Name of source institute and unique culture identifier. See the description for the proper format and list of allowed institutes, http://www.insdc.org/controlled-vocabulary-culturecollection-qualifier
current land use cur_land_use cur land use present state of sample site ['', 'cities', 'farmstead', 'industrial areas', 'roads/railroads', 'rock', 'sand', 'gravel', 'mudflats', 'salt flats', 'badlands', 'permanent snow or ice', 'saline seeps', 'mines/quarries', 'oil waste areas', 'small grains', 'row crops', 'vegetable crops', 'horticultural plants (e.g. tulips)', 'marshlands (grass,sedges,rushes)', 'tundra (mosses,lichens)', 'rangeland', 'pastureland (grasslands used for livestock grazing)', 'hayland', 'meadows (grasses,alfalfa,fescue,bromegrass,timothy)', 'shrub land (e.g. mesquite,sage-brush,creosote bush,shrub oak,eucalyptus)', 'successional shrub land (tree saplings,hazels,sumacs,chokecherry,shrub dogwoods,blackberries)', 'shrub crops (blueberries,nursery ornamentals,filberts)', 'vine crops (grapes)', 'conifers (e.g. pine,spruce,fir,cypress)', 'hardwoods (e.g. oak,hickory,elm,aspen)', 'intermixed hardwood and conifers', 'tropical (e.g. mangrove,palms)', 'rainforest (evergreen forest receiving >406 cm annual rainfall)', 'swamp (permanent or semi-permanent water body dominated by woody plants)', 'crop trees (nuts,fruit,christmas trees,nursery trees)']
current vegetation cur_vegetation cur vegetation vegetation classification from one or more standard classification systems, or agricultural crop {text}
current vegetation method cur_vegetation_meth cur vegetation meth reference or method used in vegetation classification {PMID|DOI|URL}
date of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination date_of_sars_cov_2_vaccination date of sars cov 2 vaccination Date of the 1st dose of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, e.g., 2021-03-30 {timestamp}
date of prior SARS-CoV-2 antiviral treatment date_of_prior_antiviral_treat date of prior antiviral treat Date of the SARS-CoV-2 antiviral treatment, e.g., 2021-03-30 {timestamp}
date of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection date_of_prior_sars_cov_2_infection date of prior sars cov 2 infection Date of the prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, e.g., 2021-03-30 {timestamp}
death date death_date
density density density of sample {float} {unit}
depth depth Depth is defined as the vertical distance below surface, e.g. for sediment or soil samples depth is measured from sediment or soil surface, respectivly. Depth can be reported as an interval for subsurface samples. {float} m
derived from derived_from indicates where one BioSample was derived from another BioSample
dermatology disorder dermatology_disord dermatology disord history of dermatology disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
description description sample description
development stage dev_stage dev stage,
development point,
development stages,
developmental point,
developmental stage,
developmental stages,
developmentalstage,
tissue/dev stage,
tissue/development stage,
tissue/developmental stage
Developmental stage at the time of sampling.
dew point dew_point temperature to which a given parcel of humid air must be cooled, at constant barometric pressure, for water vapor to condense into water. {float} {unit} [deg C]
diet diet
diether lipids diether_lipids concentration of diether lipids; can include multiple types of diether lipids {text};{float} {unit}
disease disease disease stat,
disease state,
disease status,
diseases
list of diseases diagnosed; can include multiple diagnoses. the value of the field depends on host; for humans the terms should be chosen from DO (Disease Ontology), free text for non-human. For DO terms, please see http://gemina.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/gemina/trunk/Gemina/ontologies/gemina_symptom.obo?view=log {term}
disease stage disease_stage diseasestage stage of disease at the time of sampling.
dissolved carbon dioxide diss_carb_dioxide diss carb dioxide concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide {float} {unit}
dissolved hydrogen diss_hydrogen diss hydrogen concentration of dissolved hydrogen {float} {unit}
dissolved inorganic carbon diss_inorg_carb diss inorg carb dissolved inorganic carbon concentration {float} {unit}
dissolved inorganic nitrogen diss_inorg_nitro diss inorg nitro concentration of dissolved inorganic nitrogen {float} {unit}
dissolved inorganic phosphorus diss_inorg_phosp diss inorg phosp concentration of dissolved inorganic phosphorus {float} {unit}
dissolved organic carbon diss_org_carb diss org carb concentration of dissolved organic carbon {float} {unit}
dissolved organic nitrogen diss_org_nitro diss org nitro dissolved organic nitrogen concentration measured as; total dissolved nitrogen - NH4 - NO3 - NO2 {float} {unit}
dissolved oxygen diss_oxygen diss oxygen concentration of dissolved oxygen {float} {unit}
dominant hand dominant_hand dominant hand of the subject ['', 'left', 'right', 'ambidextrous']
dose dose
douche douche date of most recent douche {timestamp}
downward PAR down_par down par,
downward par
visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column {float} {unit}
drainage classification drainage_class drainage class drainage classification from a standard system such as the USDA system ['', 'very poorly', 'poorly', 'somewhat poorly', 'moderately well', 'well', 'excessively drained']
drug usage drug_usage any drug used by subject and the frequency of usage; can include multiple drugs used {text};{integer}/[year|month|week|day|hour]
dry mass dry_mass measurement of dry mass {float} {unit}
ecotype ecotype a population within a given species displaying genetically based, phenotypic traits that reflect adaptation to a local habitat, e.g., Columbia
efficiency percent efficiency_percent percentage of volatile solids removed from the anaerobic digestor {float} {unit}
elevation elev elev The elevation of the sampling site as measured by the vertical distance from mean sea level. {float} {unit}
emulsions emulsions amount or concentration of substances such as paints, adhesives, mayonnaise, hair colorants, emulsified oils, etc.; can include multiple emulsion types {text};{float} {unit}
encoded traits encoded_traits Traits like antibiotic resistance/xenobiotic degration phenotypes/converting phage genes {text}
environmental medium env_medium env material,
env medium,
env_material,
environment (material),
environment material,
material
Add terms that identify the material displaced by the entity at time of sampling. Recommend subclasses of environmental material [ENVO:00010483]. Multiple terms can be separated by pipes e.g.: estuarine water [ENVO:01000301]|estuarine mud [ENVO:00002160] {term}
environmental package env_package env package MIGS/MIMS/MIENS extension for reporting of measurements and observations obtained from one or more of the environments where the sample was obtained. All environmental packages listed here are further defined in separate subtables. By giving the name of the environmental package, a selection of fields can be made from the subtables and can be reported 'air', 'host-associated', 'human-associated', 'human-skin', 'human-oral', 'human-gut', 'human-vaginal', 'microbial', 'miscellaneous', 'plant-associated', 'sediment', 'soil', 'wastewater', 'water'
estimated size estimated_size Estimated size of genome {integer} bp
ethnicity ethnicity ihmc ethnicity ethnicity of the subject {integer|text}
experimental factor experimental_factor Variable aspect of experimental design {term|text}
exposure event exposure_event Event leading to exposure, e.g., mass gathering {text}
extrachromosomal elements extrachrom_elements extrachrom elements Plasmids that have significance phenotypic consequence {integer}
extreme event extreme_event history/extreme events unusual physical events that may have affected microbial populations {timestamp}
extreme salinity extreme_salinity extreme unusual properties/salinity measured salinity {float} {unit}
family id family_id familyid
family role family_relationship family member,
family relationship,
familymember,
familyrelationship,
familyrole,
relationship,
relationship type,
relationshiptype
relationships to other samples in the same study; can include multiple relationships {text};{text}
fertilizer regimen fertilizer_regm fertilizer regm information about treatment involving the use of fertilizers; should include the name fertilizer, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple fertilizer regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
fetal health status foetal_health_stat amniotic fluid/fetal health status,
amniotic fluid/foetal health status,
fetal health stat,
foetal health stat,
foetal health status
specification of foetal health status, should also include abortion {text}
filter type filter_type device which removes solid particulates or airborne molecular contaminants ['', 'particulate air filter', 'chemical air filter', 'low-MERV pleated media', 'HEPA', 'electrostatic', 'gas-phase or ultraviolet air treatments', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
fire fire history/fire historical and/or physical evidence of fire {timestamp}
flooding flooding history/flooding historical and/or physical evidence of flooding {timestamp}
fluorescence fluor fluor raw or converted fluorescence of water {float} {unit}
forma forma Taxonomy level below subspecies (or variety in botany). Use is similar to ecotype etc.
forma specialis forma_specialis Usually applied to fungus adapted to a specific host.
fungicide regimen fungicide_regm fungicide regm information about treatment involving use of fungicides; should include the name of fungicide, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple fungicide regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
gap accession gap_accession technical dictionary
gap change status gap_change_status technical dictionary
gap consent code gap_consent_code technical dictionary
gap consent short name gap_consent_short_name technical dictionary
gap sample id gap_sample_id technical dictionary
gap study version gap_study_version technical dictionary
gap subject id gap_subject_id technical dictionary
gaseous environment gaseous_environment use of conditions with differing gaseous environments; should include the name of gaseous compound, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple gaseous environment regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
gaseous substances gaseous_substances amount or concentration of substances such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, methane, etc.; can include multiple substances {text};{float} {unit}
gastrointestinal tract disorder gastrointest_disord gastrointest disord history of gastrointestinal tract disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
genotype genotype genetic variation,
genotype/variation
observed genotype {text}
geo loc exposure geo_loc_exposure The country where the host was likely exposed to the causative agent of the illness. This location pertains to the country the host was believed to be exposed, and may not be the same as the host's country of residence, e.g., Canada {term}:{term}:{text}
geographic location geo_loc_name country,
geo loc name,
geographic location (country and/or sea region),
geographic location (country and/or sea),
geographic location (country and/or sea, region),
geographic location (country and/or sea,region),
geographic location (country),
geographic location (country:region,area),
geographic location (locality),
geographic location country and or sea,
geographic locations,
geographic origin,
geographical location,
geographical location (country:region, location),
geolocname
Geographical origin of the sample; use the appropriate name from this list http://www.insdc.org/documents/country-qualifier-vocabulary. Use a colon to separate the country or ocean from more detailed information about the location, eg "Canada: Vancouver" or "Germany: halfway down Zugspitze, Alps" {term}:{term}:{text}
gestation state gestation_state amniotic fluid/gestation state specification of the gestation state {text}
glucosidase activity glucosidase_act glucosidase act measurement of glucosidase activity {float} {unit}
gravidity gravidity whether or not subject is gravid, and if yes date due or date post-conception, specifying which is used {boolean};{timestamp}
gravity gravity information about treatment involving use of gravity factor to study various types of responses in presence, absence or modified levels of gravity; can include multiple treatments {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
growth hormone regimen growth_hormone_regm growth hormone regm information about treatment involving use of growth hormones; should include the name of growth hormone, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple growth hormone regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
growth media growth_med growth med information about growth media for growing the plants or tissue cultured samples {text}
growth protocol growth_protocol
gynecological disorder gynecologic_disord gynecologic disord history of gynecological disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
haplotype haplotype Name of the haplotype. Primarily used for identification. A combination of alleles at multiple loci on the same chromosome that are closely linked and tend to be inherited as a unit.
health state health_state health disease stat,
health disease status
Health or disease status of sample at time of collection {term}
heating and cooling system type heat_cool_type heat cool type methods of conditioning or heating a room or building ['', 'radiant system', 'heat pump', 'forced air system', 'steam forced heat', 'wood stove', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
heavy metals heavy_metals extreme unusual properties/heavy metals heavy metals present and concentrationsany drug used by subject and the frequency of usage; can include multiple heavy metals and concentrations {text};{float} {unit}
heavy metals method heavy_metals_meth extreme unusual properties/heavy metals method,
heavy metals meth
reference or method used in determining heavy metals {PMID|DOI|URL}
height or length height_or_length measurement of height or length {float} {unit}
herbicide regimen herbicide_regm herbicide regm information about treatment involving use of herbicides; information about treatment involving use of growth hormones; should include the name of herbicide, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
histological type histological_type dbgap_public dictionary
horizon horizon specific layer in the land area which measures parallel to the soil surface and possesses physical characteristics which differ from the layers above and beneath ['', 'O horizon', 'A horizon', 'E horizon', 'B horizon', 'C horizon', 'R layer', 'Permafrost']
horizon method horizon_meth horizon meth reference or method used in determining the horizon {PMID|DOI|URL}
host host host (scientific name),
host name,
host organism,
host scientific name,
host species,
host speciess,
nat host,
nathost,
specific host,
specifichost
The natural (as opposed to laboratory) host to the organism from which the sample was obtained. Use the full taxonomic name, eg, "Homo sapiens".
host HIV status host_hiv_stat host hiv stat,
host hiv status
HIV status of subject, if yes HAART initiation status should also be indicated as [YES or NO] {boolean};{boolean}
host age host_age Age of host at the time of sampling
host anatomical material host_anatomical_material Host anatomical material or substance produced by the body where the sample was obtained, e.g., stool, mucus, saliva {text}
host anatomical part host_anatomical_part Anatomical part of the host organism (e.g. tissue) that was sampled, e.g., nasopharynx {text}
host blood pressure diastolic host_blood_press_diast host blood press diast resting diastolic blood pressureof the host, measured as mm mercury {float} {unit}
host blood pressure systolic host_blood_press_syst host blood press syst,
host blood press systolic
resting systolic blood pressure of the host, measured as mm mercury {float} {unit}
host body habitat host_body_habitat original body habitat where the sample was obtained from {term}
host body mass index host_body_mass_index host bmi body mass index of the host, calculated as weight/(height)squared {float} {unit}
host body product host_body_product substance produced by the host, e.g. stool, mucus, where the sample was obtained from {text}
host body temperature host_body_temp host body temp core body temperature of the host when sample was collected {float} {unit}
host color host_color the color of host {text}
host common name host_common_name The natural language (non-taxonomic) name of the host organism, e.g., mouse {text}
host description host_description Additional information not included in other defined vocabulary fields
host diet host_diet type of diet depending on the sample for animals omnivore, herbivore etc., for humans high-fat, meditteranean etc.; can include multiple diet types {text}
host disease host_disease host disease stat Name of relevant disease, e.g. Salmonella gastroenteritis. Controlled vocabulary, http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/1009 or http://0-www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.brum.beds.ac.uk/mesh
host disease outcome host_disease_outcome Final outcome of disease, e.g., death, chronic disease, recovery
host disease stage host_disease_stage Stage of disease at the time of sampling
host dry mass host_dry_mass measurement of dry mass {float} {unit}
host family relationship host_family_relationship
host genotype host_genotype
host growth conditions host_growth_cond host growth cond literature reference giving growth conditions of the host {PMID|DOI|URL}
host health state host_health_state host status Information regarding health state of the individual sampled at the time of sampling
host height host_height the height of subject {float} {unit}
host infra specific name host_infra_specific_name taxonomic information subspecies level {text}
host infra specific rank host_infra_specific_rank taxonomic rank information below subspecies level, such as variety, form, rank etc. {text}
host last meal host_last_meal content of last meal and time since feeding; can include multiple values {text};{period}
host length host_length the length of subject {float} {unit}
host life stage host_life_stage description of host life stage {text}
host occupation host_occupation most frequent job performed by subject
host phenotype host_phenotype
host pulse host_pulse resting pulse of the host, measured as beats per minute {float} {unit}
host recent travel location host_recent_travel_loc host recent travel loc The name of the country that was the destination of most recent travel. Specify the countries (and more granular locations if known) travelled, e.g., United Kingdom. Can include multiple travels; separate multiple travel events with a semicolon. {term}:{term}:{text}
host recent travel return date host_recent_travel_return_date The date of a person's most recent return to some residence from a journey originating at that residence, e.g., 2021-03-30 {timestamp}
host sex host_sex host gender Gender or physical sex of the host ['', 'male', 'female', 'pooled male and female', 'neuter', 'hermaphrodite', 'intersex', 'not determined', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
host shape host_shape morphological shape of host {text}
host specimen voucher host_specimen_voucher Identifier for the physical specimen. Include a URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) in the form of a URL providing a direct link to the physical host specimen. If the specimen was destroyed in the process of analysis, electronic images (e-vouchers) are an adequate substitute for a physical host voucher specimen. If a URI is not available, a museum-provided globally unique identifier (GUID) can be used. URI example: http://portal.vertnet.org/o/fmnh/mammals?id=33e55cfe-330b-40d9-aaae-8d042cba7542; INSDC triplet example: UAM:Mamm:52179 {text}
host subject id host_subject_id a unique identifier by which each subject can be referred to, de-identified, e.g. #131 {text}
host substrate host_substrate the growth substrate of the host {text}
host taxonomy ID host_taxid host id,
host ids,
host spec range,
host specificity or range,
host tax id,
host taxid,
host taxon id,
host taxonomy id
NCBI taxonomy ID of the host, e.g. 9606 {integer}
host tissue sampled host_tissue_sampled host body site Type of tissue the initial sample was taken from. Controlled vocabulary, http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/1005)
host total mass host_tot_mass host tot mass total mass of the host at collection, the unit depends on host {float} {unit}
host wet mass host_wet_mass measurement of wet mass {float} {unit}
hrt hrt whether subject had hormone replacement theraphy, and if yes start date {timestamp}
humidity humidity amount of water vapour in the air, at the time of sampling {float} {unit}
humidity regimen humidity_regm humidity regm information about treatment involving an exposure to varying degree of humidity; information about treatment involving use of growth hormones; should include amount of humidity administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple regimens {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
hysterectomy hysterectomy specification of whether hysterectomy was performed {boolean}
identified by identified_by name of the taxonomist who identified the specimen
image file image_file technical dictionary
indoor space indoor_space a distinguishable space within a structure, the purpose for which discrete areas of a building is used ['', 'bedroom', 'office', 'bathroom', 'foyer', 'kitchen', 'locker room', 'hallway', 'elevator', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
indoor surface indoor_surf indoor surf type of indoor surface ['', 'counter top', 'window', 'wall', 'cabinet', 'ceiling', 'door', 'shelving', 'vent cover']
industrial effluent percent indust_eff_percent indust eff percent percentage of industrial effluents received by wastewater treatment plant {float} {unit}
infra specific name infra_specific_name taxonomic information subspecies level {text}
infra specific rank infra_specific_rank taxonomic rank information below subspecies level, such as variety, form, rank etc. {text}
inorganic particles inorg_particles inorg particles concentration of particles such as sand, grit, metal particles, ceramics, etc.; can include multiple particles {text};{float} {unit}
investigation type investigation_type Nucleic Acid Sequence Report is the root element of all MIGS/MIMS compliant reports as standardized by Genomic Standards Consortium. This field is either eukaryote,bacteria,virus,plasmid,organelle, metagenome, miens-survey or miens-culture ['', 'eukaryote', 'bacteria_archaea', 'plasmid', 'virus', 'organelle', 'metagenome', 'miens-survey', 'miens-culture']
is tumor is_tumor dbgap_public dictionary
isolate isolate isolate name identification or description of the specific individual from which this sample was obtained
isolate name alias isolate_name_alias strain name alias
isolation and growth condition isol_growth_condt isol growth condt PMID or url for isolation and growth condition specifications {PMID|DOI|URL}
isolation source isolation_source isolate source,
isolationsource,
source of isolate
Describes the physical, environmental and/or local geographical source of the biological sample from which the sample was derived.
karyotype karyotype
kidney disorder kidney_disord kidney disord history of kidney disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
lab host lab_host labhost Scientific name and description of the laboratory host used to propagate the source organism or material from which the sample was obtained, e.g., Escherichia coli DH5a, or Homo sapiens HeLa cells
label label a label for sample, or name of an individual animal (e.g., Clint)
last meal last_meal
latitude and longitude lat_lon geographic location (latitude and longitude),
geographic location (latitude, longitude),
geographical location (lat lon),
geographical location (longitude and longitude),
lat lon,
latlon
The geographical coordinates of the location where the sample was collected. Specify as degrees latitude and longitude in format "d[d.dddd] N|S d[dd.dddd] W|E", eg, 38.98 N 77.11 W {float} {float}
life stage life_stage description of life stage {text}
light intensity light_intensity measurement of light intensity {float} {unit}
light type light_type application of light to achieve some practical or aesthetic effect. Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources such as lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Can also include absence of light ['', 'natural light', 'electric light', 'no light', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
link to classification information link_class_info link class info link to digitized soil maps or other soil classification information {PMID|DOI|URL}
link to climate information link_climate_info link climate info link to climate resource {PMID|DOI|URL}
links to additional analysis link_addit_analys link addit analys {PMID|DOI|URL}
liver disorder liver_disord liver disord history of liver disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
local classification local_class local class,
soil taxonomic/local classification
soil classification based on local soil classification system {text}
local classification method local_class_meth local class meth,
soil taxonomic/local classification method
reference or method used in determining the local soil classification {PMID|DOI|URL}
local-scale environmental context env_local_scale env feature,
env local range,
env local scale,
env_feature,
environment (feature),
environment feature,
feature,
local scale environmental context
Add terms that identify environmental entities having causal influences upon the entity at time of sampling, multiple terms can be separated by pipes, e.g.:  shoreline [ENVO:00000486]|intertidal zone [ENVO:00000316] {term}
magnesium magnesium concentration of magnesium {float} {unit}
major diet change in last six months diet_last_six_month diet last six month specification of major diet changes in the last six months, if yes the change should be specified {boolean};{text}
maternal health status maternal_health_stat amniotic fluid/maternal health status,
maternal health stat
specification of the maternal health status {text}
mating type mating_type
mean friction velocity mean_frict_vel mean frict vel measurement of mean friction velocity {float} {unit}
mean peak friction velocity mean_peak_frict_vel mean peak frict vel measurement of mean peak friction velocity {float} {unit}
mechanical damage mechanical_damage information about any mechanical damage exerted on the plant; can include multiple damages and sites {text};{text}
medical history performed medic_hist_perform medic hist perform whether full medical history was collected {boolean}
medication code ihmc_medication_code ihmc medication code can include multiple medication codes {integer}
menarche menarche date of most recent menstruation {timestamp}
menopause menopause date of onset of menopause {timestamp}
methane methane methane (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling {float} {unit}
microbial biomass microbial_biomass the part of the organic matter in the soil that constitutes living microorganisms smaller than 5-10 µm. IF you keep this, you would need to have correction factors used for conversion to the final units, which should be mg C (or N)/kg soil). {float} {unit}
microbial biomass method microbial_biomass_meth microbial biomass meth reference or method used in determining microbial biomass {PMID|DOI|URL}
mineral nutrient regimen mineral_nutr_regm mineral nutr regm information about treatment involving the use of mineral supplements; should include the name of mineral nutrient, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple mineral nutrient regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
miscellaneous parameter misc_param misc param any other measurement performed or parameter collected, that is not listed here {text};{float} {unit}
molecular data type molecular_data_type Type of molecular (omics) data tied to this sample {text}
morphology morphology
n alkanes n_alkanes concentration of n-alkanes; can include multiple n-alkanes {text};{float} {unit}
nitrate nitrate concentration of nitrate {float} {unit}
nitrite nitrite concentration of nitrite {float} {unit}
nitrogen nitro nitro concentration of nitrogen (total) {float} {unit}
non mineral nutrient regimen non_mineral_nutr_regm non mineral nutr regm information about treatment involving the exposure of plant to non-mineral nutrient such as oxygen, hydrogen or carbon; should include the name of non-mineral nutrient, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple non-mineral nutrient regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
nose throat disorder nose_throat_disord nose throat disord history of nose-throat disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
nose/mouth/teeth/throat disorder nose_mouth_teeth_throat_disord nose mouth teeth throat disord history of nose/mouth/teeth/throat disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
number of replicons num_replicons num replicons Number of replicons in nuclear genome {integer}
observed biotic relationship biotic_relationship biotic relationship Free-living or from host (define relationship) ['', 'free living', 'parasite', 'commensal', 'symbiont']
occupancy at sampling occup_samp occup samp number of occupants present at time of sample within the given space {integer}
occupant density at sampling occupant_dens_samp occupant dens samp average number of occupants at time of sampling per square footage {float}
occupation occupation most frequent job performed by subject
organic carbon org_carb org carb concentration of organic carbon {float} {unit}
organic matter org_matter org matter concentration of organic matter {float} {unit}
organic nitrogen org_nitro org nitro concentration of organic nitrogen {float} {unit}
organic particles org_particles org particles concentration of particles such as faeces, hairs, food, vomit, paper fibers, plant material, humus, etc. {text};{float} {unit}
organism count organism_count total count of any organism per gram or volume of sample,should include name of organism followed by count; can include multiple organism counts {text};{float} {unit}
organism modifier note orgmod_note orgmod note
original subject id original_subject_id dbgap_public dictionary
outbreak outbreak Submitter designated name for an occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a given area or among a specific group of people over a particular period of time.
oxygen oxygen oxygen (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling {float} {unit}
oxygenation status of sample oxy_stat_samp oxy stat samp oxygenation status of sample ['', 'aerobic', 'anaerobic']
pH ph ph pH measurement {float} {unit}
pH method ph_meth ph meth,
ph method
reference or method used in determining pH {PMID|DOI|URL}
pH regimen ph_regm ph regimen,
ph regm
information about treatment involving exposure of plants to varying levels of pH of the growth media; can include multiple regimen {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
particle classification particle_class particle class particles are classified, based on their size, into six general categories:clay, silt, sand, gravel, cobbles, and boulders; should include amount of particle preceded by the name of the particle type; can include multiple values {text};{float} {unit}
particulate organic carbon part_org_carb part org carb concentration of particulate organic carbon {float} {unit}
particulate organic nitrogen part_org_nitro part org nitro concentration of particulate organic nitrogen {float} {unit}
passage history passage_history Number of passages and passage method
passage method passage_method Description of how the organism was passaged. Provide a short description, e.g., AVL buffer+30%EtOH lysate received from Respiratory Lab. P3 passage in Vero-1 via bioreactor large-scale batch passage. P3 batch derived from the SP-2/reference lab strain. If not passaged, put ""not applicable"". {text}
passage number passage_number The number of known passages, e.g., 3. If not passaged, put ""not applicable"". {integer}{text}
pathogenicity pathogenicity known pathogenicity To what is the entity pathogenic {term}
pathotype pathotype Some bacterial specific pathotypes (example Eschericia coli - STEC, UPEC)
pathovar pathovar Taxonomy below subspecies; a variety (in bacteria, fungi or virus) usually based on its pathogenic properties. Sometimes used as equivalent to subspecies.
perturbation perturbation type of perturbation, e.g. chemical administration, physical disturbance, etc., coupled with time that perturbation occurred; can include multiple perturbation types {text};{interval}
pesticide regimen pesticide_regm pesticide regm information about treatment involving use of insecticides; should include the name of pesticide, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple pesticide regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
petroleum hydrocarbon petroleum_hydrocarb petroleum hydrocarb concentration of petroleum hydrocarbon {float} {unit}
phaeopigments phaeopigments concentration of phaeopigments; can include multiple phaeopigments {text};{float} {unit}
phenotype phenotype Phenotype of sampled organism. For Phenotypic quality Ontology (PATO) (v1.269) terms, please see http://bioportal.bioontology.org/visualize/44601 {term}
phosphate phosphate concentration of phosphate {float} {unit}
phospholipid fatty acid phosplipid_fatt_acid phosplipid fatt acid concentration of phospholipid fatty acids; can include multiple values {text};{float} {unit}
photon flux photon_flux measurement of photon flux {float} {unit}
plant body site plant_body_site name of body site that the sample was obtained from. For Plant Ontology (PO) (v 20) terms, see http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/PO {term}
plant product plant_product substance produced by the plant, where the sample was obtained from {text}
ploidy ploidy Ploidy level of genome (eg., haploid, diploid) {term}
pollutants pollutants pollutant types and, amount or concentrations measured at the time of sampling; can report multiple pollutants by entering numeric values preceded by name of pollutant {text};{float} {unit}
pooling of DNA extracts pool_dna_extracts pool dna extracts,
pooling of dna extracts,
pooling of dna extracts (if done)
were multiple DNA extractions mixed? how many? {boolean};{float} {unit}
population population for human: ; for plants: filial generation, number of progeny, genetic structure
porosity porosity porosity of deposited sediment is volume of voids divided by the total volume of sample {float} {unit}
potassium potassium concentration of potassium {float} {unit}
pregnancy pregnancy date due of pregnancy {timestamp}
presence of pets or farm animals pet_farm_animal pet farm animal specification of presence of pets or farm animals in the environment of subject, if yes the animals should be specified; can include multiple animals present {boolean};{text}
pressure pressure pressure to which the sample is subject, in atmospheres {float} {unit}
pretreatment pre_treatment pre treatment the process of pre-treatment removes materials that can be easily collected from the raw wastewater {text}
previous land use previous_land_use history/previous land use previous land use and dates {text};{timestamp}
previous land use method previous_land_use_meth history/previous land use method,
previous land use meth
reference or method used in determining previous land use and dates {PMID|DOI|URL}
primary production primary_prod primary prod measurement of primary production {float} {unit}
primary treatment primary_treatment the process to produce both a generally homogeneous liquid capable of being treated biologically and a sludge that can be separately treated or processed {text}
prior SARS-CoV-2 antiviral treatment prior_sars_cov_2_antiviral_treat prior sars cov 2 antiviral treat Has the host received SARS-CoV-2 antiviral treatment? ['', 'no', 'yes']
prior SARS-CoV-2 infection prior_sars_cov_2_infection prior sars cov 2 infection Did the host have a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection? ['', 'no', 'yes']
prior SARS-CoV-2 vaccination prior_sars_cov_2_vaccination prior sars cov 2 vaccination Has the host received a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination? ['', 'no', 'yes - completed', 'yes - partially completed']
profile position profile_position cross-sectional position in the hillslope where sample was collected.sample area position in relation to surrounding areas ['', 'summit', 'shoulder', 'backslope', 'footslope', 'toeslope']
project name project_name A concise name that describes the overall project, for example "Analysis of sequences collected from Antarctic soil" {text}
propagation propagation phage: lytic/lysogenic/temperate/obligately lytic; plasmid: incompatibility group; eukaryote: asexual/sexual {term}
pulmonary disorder pulmonary_disord pulmonary disord history of pulmonary disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
pulse pulse resting pulse, measured as beats per minute {float} {unit}
purpose of sampling purpose_of_sampling The reason the sample was collected, e.g., diagnostic testing {text}
purpose of sequencing purpose_of_sequencing purpose of seq The reason the sample was sequenced, e.g., baseline surveillance (random sampling) {text}
purpose of wastewater sampling purpose_of_ww_sampling purpose of ww sampling The reason the sample was collected ['', 'public health surveillance community-level', 'public health surveillance institution-level', 'public health surveillance building-level', 'research', 'other', 'restricted access', 'not applicable', 'not collected', 'not provided', 'missing']
purpose of wastewater sequencing purpose_of_ww_sequencing purpose of ww sequencing The reason the sample was sequenced, e.g., identification of mutations within a specific region, presence of clinically known mutations, or diversity of mutations across entire genome {text}
race race
radiation regimen radiation_regm radiation regm information about treatment involving exposure of plant or a plant part to a particular radiation regimen; should include the radiation type, amount or intensity administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple radiation regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
rainfall regimen rainfall_regm rainfall regm information about treatment involving an exposure to a given amount of rainfall; can include multiple regimens {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
reactor type reactor_type anaerobic digesters can be designed and engineered to operate using a number of different process configurations, as batch or continuous, mesophilic, high solid or low solid, and single stage or multistage {text}
redox potential redox_potential redox potential, measured relative to a hydrogen cell, indicating oxidation or reduction potential {float} {unit}
reference for biomaterial ref_biomaterial ref biomaterial Primary publication or genome report {PMID|DOI|URL}
reference material reference_material Indicates that a standards body or external group asserts this sample is reference material, eg, 'NIST reference material for genome sequencing validation'. {text}
relationship to oxygen rel_to_oxygen rel to oxygen Aerobic or anaerobic ['', 'aerobe', 'anaerobe', 'facultative', 'microaerophilic', 'microanaerobe', 'obligate aerobe', 'obligate anaerobe']
relative air humidity rel_air_humidity rel air humidity partial vapor and air pressure, density of the vapor and air, or by the actual mass of the vapor and air {float} {unit} [%]
repository repository
respirable particulate matter resp_part_matter resp part matter concentration of substances that remain suspended in the air, and comprise mixtures of organic and inorganic substances (PM10 and PM2.5); can report multiple PM's by entering numeric values preceded by name of PM {text};{float} {unit}
risk group risk_group
salinity salinity salinity measurement {float} {unit}
salinity method salinity_meth extreme unusual properties/salinity method,
salinity meth
reference or method used in determining salinity {PMID|DOI|URL}
salt regimen salt_regm salt regm information about treatment involving use of salts as supplement to liquid and soil growth media; should include the name of salt, amount administered, treatment duration, interval and total experimental duration; can include multiple salt regimens {text};{float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
same as same_as indicates that the same physical sample has multiple BioSample records
sample collection device or method samp_collect_device samp collect device Method or device employed for collecting sample {text}
sample material processing samp_mat_process samp mat process Processing applied to the sample during or after isolation {text|term}
sample name sample_name sample name in source database
sample salinity samp_salinity samp salinity
sample size samp_size samp size Amount or size of sample (volume, mass or area) that was collected {float} {unit}
sample size sorting method samp_sort_meth samp sort meth method by which samples are sorted {text}
sample storage duration samp_store_dur samp store dur
sample storage location samp_store_loc samp store loc
sample storage temperature samp_store_temp samp store temp
sample type sample_type Sample type, such as cell culture, mixed culture, tissue sample, whole organism, single cell, metagenomic assembly
sample use sample_use dbgap_public dictionary
sample volume or weight for DNA extraction samp_vol_we_dna_ext samp vol we dna ext,
sample volume or weight for dna extraction
volume (mL) or weight (g) of sample processed for DNA extraction {float} {unit}
seasonal environment season_environment season environment treatment involving an exposure to a particular season (e.g. winter, summer, rabi, rainy etc.) {text};{period};{interval};{period}
secondary treatment secondary_treatment the process for substantially degrading the biological content of the sewage {text}
sediment type sediment_type information about the sediment type based on major constituents ['', 'biogenous', 'cosmogenous', 'hydrogenous', 'lithogenous']
sequenced by sequenced_by The name of the agency that generated the sequence, e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention {text}
serogroup serogroup
serotype serotype Taxonomy below subspecies; a variety (in bacteria, fungi or virus) usually based on its antigenic properties. Same as serovar and serogroup. e.g. serotype="H1N1" in Influenza A virus CY098518.
serovar serovar Taxonomy below subspecies; a variety (in bacteria, fungi or virus) usually based on its antigenic properties. Same as serovar and serotype. Sometimes used as species identifier in bacteria with shaky taxonomy, e.g. Leptospira, serovar saopaolo S76607 (65357 in Entrez).
sewage type sewage_type type of wastewater treatment plant as municipial or industrial {text}
sex sex donor sex,
experimental factor: sex,
gender,
sample gender,
sample sex
physical sex of sampled organism ['', 'male', 'female', 'pooled male and female', 'neuter', 'hermaphrodite', 'intersex', 'not determined', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
sexual activity sexual_act sexual act current sexual partner and frequency of sex {text}
sieving sieving composite design/sieving (if any) collection design of pooled samples and/or sieve size and amount of sample sieved {{text}|{float} {unit}};{float} {unit}
silicate silicate concentration of silicate {float} {unit}
size fraction selected size_frac size_frac Filtering pore size used in sample preparation, e.g., 0-0.22 micrometer {term}
slope aspect slope_aspect the direction a slope faces. While looking down a slope use a compass to record the direction you are facing (direction or degrees); e.g., NW or 315°. This measure provides an indication of sun and wind exposure that will influence soil temperature and evapotranspiration. {float} {unit}
slope gradient slope_gradient commonly called “slope.” The angle between ground surface and a horizontal line (in percent). This is the direction that overland water would flow. This measure is usually taken with a hand level meter or clinometer. {float} {unit}
sludge retention time sludge_retent_time sludge retent time the time activated sludge remains in reactor {float} {unit}
smoker smoker specification of smoking status {boolean}
sodium sodium sodium concentration {float} {unit}
soil type soil_type soil series name or other lower-level classification {text}
soil type method soil_type_meth soil type meth reference or method used in determining soil series name or other lower-level classification {PMID|DOI|URL}
solar irradiance solar_irradiance the amount of solar energy that arrives at a specific area of a surface during a specific time interval {float} {unit}
soluble inorganic material soluble_inorg_mat soluble inorg mat concentration of substances such as ammonia, road-salt, sea-salt, cyanide, hydrogen sulfide, thiocyanates, thiosulfates, etc. {text};{float} {unit}
soluble organic material soluble_org_mat soluble org mat concentration of substances such as urea, fruit sugars, soluble proteins, drugs, pharmaceuticals, etc. {text};{float} {unit}
soluble reactive phosphorus soluble_react_phosp soluble react phosp concentration of soluble reactive phosphorus {float} {unit}
source material identifiers source_material_id source mat id,
source material id
unique identifier assigned to a material sample used for extracting nucleic acids, and subsequent sequencing. The identifier can refer either to the original material collected or to any derived sub-samples. {text}
source name source_name Sample source name or description
source of UViGs source_uvig source of uvigs,
source_uvig
Type of dataset from which the UViG was obtained ['', 'metagenome (not viral targeted)', 'viral fraction metagenome (virome)', 'sequence-targeted metagenome', 'metatranscriptome (not viral targeted)', 'viral fraction RNA metagenome (RNA virome)', 'sequence-targeted RNA metagenome', 'microbial single amplified genome (SAG)', 'viral single amplified genome (vSAG)', 'isolate microbial genome', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
space typical state space_typ_state space typ state customary or normal state of the space ['', 'typical occupied', 'typically unoccupied', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
special diet special_diet specification of special diet; can include multiple special diets ['', 'low carb', 'reduced calorie', 'vegetarian', 'other(to be specified)']
specimen voucher specimen_voucher specimenvoucher Identifier for the physical specimen. Use format: "[<institution-code>:[<collection-code>:]]<specimen_id>", eg, "UAM:Mamm:52179". Intended as a reference to the physical specimen that remains after it was analyzed. If the specimen was destroyed in the process of analysis, electronic images (e-vouchers) are an adequate substitute for a physical voucher specimen. Ideally the specimens will be deposited in a curated museum, herbarium, or frozen tissue collection, but often they will remain in a personal or laboratory collection for some time before they are deposited in a curated collection. There are three forms of specimen_voucher qualifiers. If the text of the qualifier includes one or more colons it is a 'structured voucher'. Structured vouchers include institution-codes (and optional collection-codes) taken from a controlled vocabulary maintained by the INSDC that denotes the museum or herbarium collection where the specimen resides, please visit: http://www.insdc.org/controlled-vocabulary-specimenvoucher-qualifier.
standing water regimen standing_water_regm standing water regm treatment involving an exposure to standing water during a plant's life span, types can be flood water or standing water; can include multiple regimens {text};{period};{interval};{period}
storage conditions store_cond storage conditions (fresh/frozen/other),
store cond
explain how and for how long the soil sample was stored before DNA extraction. {text};{period}
strain strain organism strain,
strain id,
strain or line
microbial or eukaryotic strain name
stud book number stud_book_number
study completion status study_complt_stat study complt stat specification of study completion status, if no the reason should be specified {boolean};[adverse event|non-compliance|lost to follow up|other-specify]
study design study_design Epidemiological or omics reseach design context that this biosample was used in.
study disease study_disease dbgap_public dictionary
study name study_name dbgap_public dictionary
sub species sub_species subsp,
subsp.,
subspecies
subclone subclone sub clone Name for the derived clone or subculture from which the sample was taken.
subgroup subgroup Taxonomy below subspecies; sometimes used in viruses to denote subgroups taken from a single isolate.
subject is affected subject_is_affected Case vs control status for the subject of this sample, for case-control studies
submitted sample id submitted_sample_id dbgap_public dictionary
submitted subject id submitted_subject_id dbgap_public dictionary
submitter handle submitter_handle dbgap_public dictionary
submitter-asserted type strain type_strain submitter asserted type strain,
type strain
subsource note subsrc_note subsrc note
subspecific genetic lineage subspecf_gen_lin subspecf gen lin Information about the genetic distinctness of the lineage (eg., biovar, serovar) {text}
substrain substrain sub strain One level below strain.
substrate substrate
substructure type substructure_type substructure or under building is that largely hidden section of the building which is built off the foundations to the ground floor level ['', 'crawlspace', 'slab on grade', 'basement']
subtype subtype sub type Used as classifier in viruses (e.g. HIV type 1, Group M, Subtype A).
sulfate sulfate concentration of sulfate {float} {unit}
sulfide sulfide concentration of sulfide {float} {unit}
surface humidity surf_humidity surf humidity surfaces: water activity as a function of air and material moisture {float} {unit} [%]
surface material surf_material surf material surface materials at the point of sampling ['', 'concrete', 'wood', 'stone', 'tile', 'plastic', 'glass', 'vinyl', 'metal', 'carpet', 'stainless steel', 'paint', 'cinder blocks', 'hay bales', 'stucco', 'adobe']
surface moisture surf_moisture surf moisture water held on a surface {float} {unit}
surface moisture pH surf_moisture_ph surf moisture ph,
surface moisture ph
pH measurement of surface {integer [0-14]}
surface temperature surf_temp surf temp temperature of the surface at the time of sampling {float} {unit} [deg C]
surface-air contaminant surf_air_cont surf air cont,
surface air contaminant
contaminant identified on surface ['', 'dust', 'organic matter', 'particulate matter', 'volatile organic compounds', 'biological contaminants', 'radon', 'nutrients', 'biocides']
suspended particulate matter suspend_part_matter suspend part matter concentration of suspended particulate matter {float} {unit}
suspended solids suspend_solids suspend solids concentration of substances including a wide variety of material, such as silt, decaying plant and animal matter, etc,; can include multiple substances {text};{float} {unit}
teleomorph teleomorph Genus and species of the sexual (fruiting) form of fungi - note that anamorph and teleomorph forms of the same taxon may have used taxonomic different names.
temperature temp temp temperature of the sample at time of sampling {float} {unit}
tertiary treatment tertiary_treatment the process providing a final treatment stage to raise the effluent quality before it is discharged to the receiving environment {text}
texture texture the relative proportion of different grain sizes of mineral particles in a soil, as described using a standard system; express as % sand (50 um to 2 mm), silt (2 um to 50 um), and clay (<2 um) with textural name (e.g., silty clay loam) optional. {float} {unit}
texture method texture_meth texture meth reference or method used in determining soil texture {PMID|DOI|URL}
tidal stage tidal_stage stage of tide ['', 'low', 'high']
tillage tillage history/tillage note method(s) used for tilling ['', 'drill', 'cutting disc', 'ridge till', 'strip tillage', 'zonal tillage', 'chisel', 'tined', 'mouldboard', 'disc plough']
time since last toothbrushing time_last_toothbrush time last toothbrush specification of the time since last toothbrushing {timestamp}
time since last wash time_since_last_wash specification of the time since last wash {timestamp}
tissue tissue body site,
organ,
organism part,
organismpart,
source tissue,
tisssue,
tissue origin,
tissue type,
tissuetype
Type of tissue the sample was taken from.
tissue culture growth media tiss_cult_growth_med tiss cult growth med description of plant tissue culture growth media used {PMID|DOI|URL}
tissue lib tissue_lib Formal identifier that points to source institute and tissue library identifier.
total N method tot_n_meth tot n meth,
total n method
reference or method used in determining the total N {PMID|DOI|URL}
total carbon tot_carb tot carb total carbon content {float} {unit}
total depth of water column tot_depth_water_col tot depth water col measurement of total depth of water column {float} {unit}
total dissolved nitrogen tot_diss_nitro tot diss nitro total dissolved nitrogen concentration, reported as nitrogen, measured by: total dissolved nitrogen = NH4 + NO3NO2 + dissolved organic nitrogen {float} {unit}
total inorganic nitrogen tot_inorg_nitro tot inorg nitro total inorganic nitrogen content {float} {unit}
total mass tot_mass tot mass
total nitrogen tot_nitro tot n,
tot nitro,
total n
total nitrogen content of the sample {float} {unit}
total organic carbon tot_org_carb tot org carb Definition for soil: total organic C content of the soil units of g C/kg soil. Definition otherwise: total organic carbon content {float} {unit}
total organic carbon method tot_org_c_meth tot org c meth,
total organic c method
reference or method used in determining total organic C {PMID|DOI|URL}
total particulate carbon tot_part_carb tot part carb total particulate carbon content {float} {unit}
total phosphate tot_phosphate tot phosphate total amount or concentration of phosphate {float} {unit}
total phosphorus tot_phosp tot phosp total phosphorus concentration, calculated by: total phosphorus = total dissolved phosphorus + particulate phosphorus. Can also be measured without filtering, reported as phosphorus {float} {unit}
travel outside the country in last six months travel_out_six_month travel out six month specification of the countries travelled in the last six months; can include multiple travels {text}
treatment treatment treatment protocol
trophic level trophic_level Feeding position in food chain (eg., chemolithotroph) ['', 'autotroph', 'carboxydotroph', 'chemoautotroph', 'chemoheterotroph', 'chemolithoautotroph', 'chemolithotroph', 'chemoorganoheterotroph', 'chemoorganotroph', 'chemosynthetic', 'chemotroph', 'copiotroph', 'diazotroph', 'facultative', 'heterotroph', 'lithoautotroph', 'lithoheterotroph', 'lithotroph', 'methanotroph', 'methylotroph', 'mixotroph', 'obligate', 'chemoautolithotroph', 'oligotroph', 'organoheterotroph', 'organotroph', 'photoautotroph', 'photoheterotroph', 'photolithoautotroph', 'photolithotroph', 'photosynthetic', 'phototroph']
turbidity turbidity turbidity measurement {float} {unit}
twin sibling existence twin_sibling twin sibling,
twin sibling presence
specification of twin sibling presence {boolean}
type status type_status
typical occupant density typ_occupant_dens typ occupant dens customary or normal density of occupants {float}
urine collection method urine_collect_meth urine collect meth specification of urine collection method ['', 'clean catch', 'catheter']
urogenital disorder urogenit_disord urogenit disord history of urogenital disorders, can include multiple disorders {text}
urogenital tract disorder urogenit_tract_disor urogenit tract disor history of urogenitaltract disorders; can include multiple disorders {text}
vaccine received vaccine_received Which vaccine did the host receive, e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine {text}
variety variety
ventilation rate ventilation_rate ventilation rate of the system in the sampled premises {float} {unit}
ventilation type ventilation_type ventilation system used in the sampled premises {text}
virus enrichment approach virus_enrich_appr virus_enrich_appr Approach used to enrich the sample for viruses, if any. If more than one approach was used, include multiple ‘virus_enrich_appr’ fields. ['', 'filtration', 'ultrafiltration', 'centrifugation', 'ultracentrifugation', 'PEG Precipitation', 'FeCl Precipitation', 'CsCl density gradient', 'DNAse', 'RNAse', 'targeted sequence capture', 'missing', 'not applicable', 'not collected']
virus isolate of prior infection virus_isolate_of_prior_infection Specific isolate of SARS-CoV-2 in prior infection (if known), e.g., SARS-CoV-2/human/USA/CA-CDPH-001/2020 {text}
volatile organic compounds volatile_org_comp volatile org comp concentration of carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature; can report multiple volatile organic compounds by entering numeric values preceded by name of compound {text};{float} {unit}
wastewater endogenous control 1 ww_endog_control_1 ww endog control 1 The name of an organism, gene, or compound used as an endogenous wastewater control, e.g., pepper mild mottle virus {text}
wastewater endogenous control 1 concentration ww_endog_control_1_conc ww endog control 1 conc The concentration of the endogenous control specified in 'ww_endog_control_1' on a per wastewater unit basis, e.g., 700000000 {integer}
wastewater endogenous control 1 protocol ww_endog_control_1_protocol ww endog control 1 protocol The protocol used to quantify 'ww_endog_control_1'. Specify a reference, website, or brief description. {text}
wastewater endogenous control 1 units ww_endog_control_1_units ww endog control 1 units The units of the value specified in 'ww_endog_control_1_conc', e.g., copies/L wastewater {text}
wastewater endogenous control 2 ww_endog_control_2 ww endog control 2 The name of an organism, gene, or compound used as an endogenous wastewater control, e.g., crassphage {text}
wastewater endogenous control 2 concentration ww_endog_control_2_conc ww endog control 2 conc The concentration of the endogenous control specified in 'ww_endog_control_2' on a per wastewater unit basis, e.g., 140000000 {integer}
wastewater endogenous control 2 protocol ww_endog_control_2_protocol ww endog control 2 protocol The protocol used to quantify 'ww_endog_control_2'. Specify a reference, website, or brief description. {text}
wastewater endogenous control 2 units ww_endog_control_2_units ww endog control 2 units The units of the value specified in 'ww_endog_control_2_conc', e.g., copies/L wastewater {text}
wastewater flow ww_flow ww flow Daily volumetric flow through collection site, in units of liters per day, e.g., 110000000. {integer}
wastewater industrial effluent percent ww_industrial_effluent_percent ww industrial effluent percent Percentage of industrial effluents received by wastewater treatment plant, e.g., 10 {integer}
wastewater pH ww_ph ww ph pH measurement of the sample, or liquid portion of sample, or aqueous phase of the fluid, e.g., 7.2 {integer}
wastewater population ww_population ww population Number of persons contributing wastewater to this sample collection site; if unknown, estimate to the nearest order of magnitude, e.g., 10000. If no estimate is available, input NA. {integer}
wastewater population source ww_population_source ww population source Source of value specified in 'ww_population', e.g., wastewater utility billing records, population of jurisdiction encompassing the wastewater service area, census blocks clipped to wastewater service area polygon {text}
wastewater pre-treatment ww_pre_treatment ww pre treatment Describe any process of pre-treatment that removes materials that can be easily collected from the raw wastewater, e.g., flow equilibration basin promotes settling of some solids {text}
wastewater primary sludge retention time ww_primary_sludge_retention_time ww primary sludge retention time The time primary sludge remains in tank, in hours, e.g., 4. {integer}
wastewater processing protocol ww_processing_protocol ww processing protocol The protocol used to process the wastewater sample. Processing includes laboratory procedures prior to and including nucleic acid purification (e.g., pasteurization, concentration, extraction, etc). Specify a reference, website, or brief description. {text}
wastewater sample duration ww_sample_duration ww sample duration Duration of composite sample collected, in units of hours, e.g., 24. Specify integer values. If the sample is not a composite sample, use 0. {integer}{text}
wastewater sample matrix ww_sample_matrix ww sample matrix The wastewater matrix that was sampled ['', 'raw wastewater', 'sewer pipeline sediments', 'post grit removal', 'primary sludge', 'primary effluent', 'secondary sludge', 'secondary effluent', 'other', 'restricted access', 'not applicable', 'not collected', 'not provided', 'missing']
wastewater sample salinity ww_sample_salinity ww sample salinity Salinity is the total concentration of all dissolved salts in a liquid or solid (in the form of an extract obtained by centrifugation) sample or derived from the conductivity measurement (practical salinity) in milligrams per liter, e.g., 100. {integer}
wastewater sample site ww_sample_site ww sample site The type of site where the wastewater sample was collected ['', 'correctional facility', 'long-term care facility', 'hospital', 'child day care', 'school', 'college or university', 'social services shelter', 'other residential building', 'ship', 'airplane', 'septic tank', 'other holding tank', 'wastewater treatment plant', 'wastewater lagoon', 'sewer pipeline', 'other', 'restricted access', 'not applicable', 'not collected', 'not provided', 'missing']
wastewater sample type ww_sample_type ww sample type Type of wastewater sample collected ['', 'grab', 'composite', 'swab-grab', 'swab-composite', 'restricted access', 'not applicable', 'not collected', 'not provided', 'missing']
wastewater surveillance jurisdiction ww_surv_jurisdiction ww surv jurisdiction A jurisdiction identifer that can be used to support linking the sample to a public health surveillance system, e.g., va {text}
wastewater surveillance system sample ID ww_surv_system_sample_id ww surv system sample id The sample ID used for submission to a public health surveillance system (e.g., CDC's National Wastewater Surveillance System), e.g., s123456 {text}
wastewater surveillance target 1 ww_surv_target_1 ww surv target 1 Taxonomic name of the surveillance target. For the COVID-19 response, use 'SARS-CoV-2'. {text}
wastewater surveillance target 1 conc unit ww_surv_target_1_conc_unit ww surv target 1 conc unit The units of the value specified in 'ww_surv_target_1_conc', e.g., copies/L wastewater {text}
wastewater surveillance target 1 concentration ww_surv_target_1_conc ww surv target 1 conc The concentration of the wastewater surveillance target specified in 'ww_surv_target_1' on a per wastewater unit basis, e.g., 200000 {integer}
wastewater surveillance target 1 extract ww_surv_target_1_extract ww surv target 1 extract Measured amount of surveillance target in the nucleic acid extract that was sequenced; on a per extract unit basis, rather than on a per wastewater sample unit basis, e.g., 100000 {integer}
wastewater surveillance target 1 extract unit ww_surv_target_1_extract_unit ww surv target 1 extract unit The units of the value specified in 'ww_surv_target_1_extract', e.g., copies/microliter extract {text}
wastewater surveillance target 1 gene ww_surv_target_1_gene ww surv target 1 gene The name of the gene quantified for the the surveillance target specified in 'ww_surv_target_1', e.g., N gene {text}
wastewater surveillance target 1 known present ww_surv_target_1_known_present ww surv target 1 known present Is genetic material of the surveillance target(s) known to the submitter to be present in this wastewater sample? Presence defined as microbiological evidence of the target organism in the wastewater sample, such as genetic- or culture-based detection. ['', 'no', 'yes']
wastewater surveillance target 1 protocol ww_surv_target_1_protocol ww surv target 1 protocol The protocol used to quantify 'ww_surv_target_1'. Specify a reference, website, or brief description. {text}
wastewater surveillance target 2 ww_surv_target_2 ww surv target 2 Taxonomic name of the surveillance target, eg, Norovirus {text}
wastewater surveillance target 2 conc ww_surv_target_2_conc ww surv target 2 conc The concentration of the wastewater surveillance target specified in 'ww_surv_target_2' on a per wastewater unit basis, e.g., 24000 {integer}
wastewater surveillance target 2 conc unit ww_surv_target_2_conc_unit ww surv target 2 conc unit The units of the value specified in 'ww_surv_target_2_conc', e.g., copies/L wastewater {text}
wastewater surveillance target 2 extract ww_surv_target_2_extract ww surv target 2 extract Measured amount of surveillance target in the nucleic acid extract that was sequenced; on a per extract unit basis, rather than on a per wastewater sample unit basis, e.g., 12000 {integer}
wastewater surveillance target 2 extract unit ww_surv_target_2_extract_unit ww surv target 2 extract unit The units of the value specified in 'ww_surv_target_2_extract', e.g., copies/microliter extract {text}
wastewater surveillance target 2 gene ww_surv_target_2_gene ww surv target 2 gene The name of the gene quantified for the the surveillance target specified in 'ww_surv_target_2', e.g., ORF1-ORF2 junction {text}
wastewater surveillance target 2 known present ww_surv_target_2_known_present ww surv target 2 known present Is genetic material of the surveillance target(s) known to the submitter to be present in this wastewater sample? Presence defined as microbiological evidence of the target organism in the wastewater sample, such as genetic- or culture-based detection. ['', 'no', 'yes']
wastewater surveillance target 2 protocol ww_surv_target_2_protocol ww surv target 2 protocol The protocol used to quantify 'ww_surv_target_2'. Specify a reference, website, or brief description. {text}
wastewater temperature ww_temperature ww temperature Temperature of the wastewater sample at the time of sampling in Celsius, e.g., 25. {integer}
wastewater total suspended solids ww_total_suspended_solids ww total suspended solids Total concentration of solids in raw wastewater influent sample including a wide variety of material, such as silt, decaying plant and animal matter in milligrams per liter, e.g., 500. {integer}
wastewater type wastewater_type the origin of wastewater such as human waste, rainfall, storm drains, etc. {text}
water content water_content water content measurement {float} {unit}
water content of soil water_content_soil water content soil water content (g/g or cm3/cm3) {float} [g/g|cm3/cm3]
water content of soil method water_content_soil_meth water content soil meth reference or method used in determining the water content of soil {PMID|DOI|URL}
water current water_current current measurement of magnitude and direction of flow within a fluid {float} {unit}
water temperature regimen water_temp_regm water temp regm information about treatment involving an exposure to water with varying degree of temperature; can include multiple regimens {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
watering regimen watering_regm watering regm information about treatment involving an exposure to watering frequencies; can include multiple regimens {float} {unit};{period};{interval};{period}
weight loss in last three months weight_loss_3_month weight loss 3 month specification of weight loss in the last three months, if yes should be further specified to include amount of weight loss {boolean};{float} {unit}
wet mass wet_mass measurement of wet mass {float} {unit}
wind direction wind_direction wind direction is the direction from which a wind originates {text}
wind speed wind_speed speed of wind measured at the time of sampling {float} {unit}
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