Specimen Event

Specimen Events link Specimens to Collecting Events.

Event Determiner

refers to the agent who asserts that the specimen has Event Type relationship to a collecting event. This person has determined or verified coordinates and error, dates, higher geography, and everything else in the “place and time stack.”

Event Date

is the date on which the specimen was assigned to the place/time.

Event Type


Collecting Method

is free-text describing how the specimen and the event are related. Examples:

Collecting Source

Collecting Source is a broad categorization of how the specimen came to be at the associated event. See CTCOLLECTING_SOURCE for values.

Verification Status



is free-text describing the habitat at the place and time of the specimen event. Examples:


Use only for data which pertains to the relationship between the specimen and the event and which is not appropriate for any more-specific fields.