EXPRESS REGISTRATION (required reading) | DETAILS OF REGISTRATION (useful reading, in short things to do and do not, notably for aquarists) | PRINCIPLES OF KILLI-DATA (optional reading, in short mutual mission, mutual spirit) | ETHICAL COMMITMENTS (required reading, in short binding behavior) | STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS (optional reading, in short be patient and cooperative) |
Registration to Killi-Data is very simple and quick on your side.
You need (required) to know well and fully agree with the principles, the unique spirit, the code of ethics, the 9 ethical commitments (details below), the minimum involvement as a motivated member (nothing stringent though !).
Then, 2 distinct cases…
If you are a professional researcher, it requires only usage of your institutional mailbox (but you'll have the opportunity to add another mailbox for correspondance).
If you are not (e.g., you are an aquarist, an amateur biologist, a collector, a conservationist, a field ecologist, etc.) you need before (required) to comply with 3 constraints in order to fit with the Killi-Data offer i.e., (1) read easily scientific English (please, check first your understanding in GLOSSARY), (2) know in practice what is the basic information provided and read the database example (SAMPLE) since most other lists and tables are derived from that basic information (as many views of different angles from the same raw data), (3) demonstrate your ability to get benefits from the knowledgebase by forwarding a short profile of yourself (think how best your profile can fit with Killi-Data) and by showing your motivations to join (give reasons through education or experience, focus, interests, networks in associations, internet platforms, etc.), knowing that if you are a current member of a killifish association (oviparous or viviparous), then acceptance will be very likely (almost 100%) (please do not forget to state your association number or ask a BOT member to sponsor your application).
IMPORTANT : in both cases, registration is done with an easy, simple and short mail, but all data are required, nothing can be missing (notably complete postal address, a legal constraint in France, number of association current membership if needed, real motivations).
Owing to good word-of-mouth referral in oviparous and viviparous killifish circles, most visitors already know well the principles, the unique spirit, the code of ethics, the 9 ethical commitments, the minimum involvement as a motivated member, notably regular visits of the database (if not the case, read further, next item) and most visitors have checked once standard contents in database example (SAMPLE), and if so, to save your time, here is the quickest way to become a member with a simple e-mail message.
Important notes to all applicants : the admin team is short of resources, therefore if a registration message is not in English, or, if your motivations and profile to become a member are not matching the scientific contents of the database, your application will not be considered (because by experience it will be a loss of time for you and the admin team) ; please dear aquarists, do not apply with a fancy e-mail address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) or a collective e-mail address (email@example.com), do not apply if you are a beginner aquarist without scientific biological background (please, apply first to a dedicated aquarists ASSOCIATION), do not apply if you do not grasp scientific English (please, check first your understanding in GLOSSARY), do not apply if you want free services without the will to contribute and cooperate (even easily by spotting typing errors), do not apply if you want to buy-sell-exchange fish or eggs (no possibility) ; from the submitted data, only your name, surname, year of birth, country of residence, e-mail address, and a short text describing you as a profile, might be shown online some time in the future in the members' section for cooperative exchanges between members [today, nothing is shown online, but should this be the case in the future, you will be able to modify or suppress any data online directly by yourself] ; most requested data are asked to avoid fake or long-nose registrations which is unfortunately a reality after controls ; the registration is quick and easy once in your life, please make it easy and quick to the admin team too !
Killi-Data is a scientific platform of knowledge and of cooperation between members.
No fees are requested to become a member, but according to your capacities, cooperation will be asked to you or will be expected directly from you, from time to time.
Even if you are of course welcome, please remember that Killi-Data, as a platform of scientific knowledge, is filled with facts based on scientific evidence, totally independent from the author's own research works and that this is not a forum where to chat on aquarium tips, on systematic rumors or opinions, or a platform where to exchange eggs or fish (list of members is not published), etc. ; note that your registration must not be just for fun (or supposedly to please the author !)… please have a look first at a standard EXAMPLE of the database and if you need to know about 1 name only, species or genus, please ask, also freely, for a PDF of the database contents for it, at GRATUITY… if you do not visit regularly the members' section each year, your registration will be automatically frozen or even deleted, even if you are a friend of the author-editor !
Even if you are of course welcome, please remember that it is entirely in English (you need to be at ease in reading that language) and it only includes scientific stuff with scientific wording, and as such it is not suitable to beginners killi-hobbyists (they would be better suited to join a killifish ASSOCIATION, since even detailed aquaristic data are therein given as plain and formal facts).
This is the reason why a short profile is asked with registration, in order to describe yourself and your own interests, show motivation to become a member and justify personal scientific interest in biology, notably for aquarists, beginners or not.
All costs are paid by Dr Jean H. Huber, initiator, editor and indexer of Killi-Data (notably yearly charges for hosting the website).
Revenues from online advertising (viewed pages and clicks on advertisement links) will reduce the amount of yearly charges ; no financial benefit is rewarded to Dr Jean H. Huber (see MISSION statement).
The objective of Killi-Data is to develop knowledge of Cyprinodontiformes by promoting research, conservation and collecting trips.
If you wish to donate small amounts of money to Cyprinodontiformes fish research, please see the DONATION process, for crowd-funding various Institutions.
By becoming a member of Killi-Data, you comply to the following 9 ethical commitments
Because they are so important to the cooperative spirit of Killi-Data.
while subscribing to Killi-Data online,
Please check carefully all information in your e-mail of your registration because if information is not correct, incomplete or inadequate, you will have to start again from scratch !
Please remember that with a simple e-mail of registration, all data controls are on your side (please check your mailbox address, check format of data given, for example dates must be given as year-Month-Day, like 2020-04-29, check fullness of your short profile and of your motivations
What will be the next steps after you have accurately registered ?