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Registering subjects of which samples are taken #143
When for example sampling 120 chickens each with its own unique identifier and additional information it could become a bit confusing on where to register what in the SEEK platform.
For example you can register the organism chicken as a global entity but each individual chicken currently has to be registered as a sample. Of these chickens (which are samples) actual samples are taken and registered in the platform as samples of samples.
Ideally it would be nice to have a level between Organism and Sample which would then create the following:
Chicken (Organism) > Chicken1 (Observation Unit) > Sample 1
I mentioned Observation Unit as I encountered this in the MIAPPE standard which describes it as followed:
Not sure if there are better solutions but from a user perspective I think its rather confusing to have samples which are actually animals, bioreactors or other kinds of entities.