Our research group has published a Seafood Hg Database containing mercury concentrations of popular seafood items that reflect those found in the U.S. market for commercial fish. This database is publically available, and was designed to be used for scientific analysis, the development of consumption advice, and risk analyses. We are also planning to expand the database and create similar, web-based seafood Hg datasets specific to individual nations in collaboration with the Biodiversity Research Institute. We are soliciting feedback on how to make this database more useful for these or other purposes.
Please take a few minutes to look at the database (available as an Excel spreadsheet plus a .pdf with a data summary and references here: http://knb.ecoinformatics.org/knb/metacat/knb.295/knb and as supplemental material to a related publication here: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1205122/) and fill out this survey. Your responses will help us better understand potential applications of the database and how we might facilitate your use of the data. We are particularly interested in learning how we might format the current database, provide updates, and design future research efforts with similar applications. We sincerely thank you for your time and thoughts.