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-====== User Access Policy for Manta Matcher, the Wildbook for Mantas ======+====== User Access Policy for MantaMatcher, the Wildbook for Mantas ======
  
-This policy defines who may be given access to the Manta Matcher ​Wildbook and how access may be requested.+This policy defines who may be given access to the MantaMatcher ​Wildbook and how access may be requested.
  
 ===== Background ===== ===== Background =====
-Manta Matcher ​(the "​Wildbook"​) is privately funded and managed jointly by Wild Me, a 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States, and the [[http://​www.marinemegafauna.org|Marine Megafauna Foundation]]. This Wildbook provides standardized research software and analytical techniques for the study of giant and reef manta rays (//Manta birostris// and //Manta alfredi//). Access to this resource is provided free of charge to individuals or organizations selected according to the criteria of this policy. The number of new accounts that can be provided each year is limited by:+MantaMatcher ​(the "​Wildbook"​) is privately funded and managed jointly by Wild Me, a 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States, and the [[http://​www.marinemegafauna.org|Marine Megafauna Foundation]]. This Wildbook provides standardized research software and analytical techniques for the study of giant and reef manta rays (//Manta birostris// and //Manta alfredi//). Access to this resource is provided free of charge to individuals or organizations selected according to the criteria of this policy. The number of new accounts that can be provided each year is limited by:
   * available resources to support existing users   * available resources to support existing users
   * available resources for existing manta research efforts.   * available resources for existing manta research efforts.
  
 ===== Requesting access ===== ===== Requesting access =====
-Requests for access to the Manta Matcher ​Wildbook should be sent via email to: info at mantamatcher dot org+Requests for access to the MantaMatcher ​Wildbook should be sent via email to: info at mantamatcher dot org
  
 In the request, please state: In the request, please state:
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 ===== Request review ===== ===== Request review =====
-Requests for access to the Manta Matcher ​Wildbook are reviewed by Directors of Wild Me within 60 days. The Directors may also request outside assistance in reviewing your application. ​+Requests for access to the MantaMatcher ​Wildbook are reviewed by Directors of Wild Me within 60 days. The Directors may also request outside assistance in reviewing your application. ​
  
 The Directors weighs these and other criteria when reviewing a request for access: The Directors weighs these and other criteria when reviewing a request for access:
   * Your ability and willingness to contribute new manta data   * Your ability and willingness to contribute new manta data
-  * Your ability and willingness to follow the analytical techniques used in Manta Matcher+  * Your ability and willingness to follow the analytical techniques used in MantaMatcher
   * Your ability and willingness to develop new techniques for manta research   * Your ability and willingness to develop new techniques for manta research
   * Your ability and willingness to develop new science for other fields using manta data   * Your ability and willingness to develop new science for other fields using manta data
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