If you are a user, having no rights to edit any data in the database, you can still add annotations for a collection event, a collection specimen, a part of a collection specimen or an organism (= identification unit). With annotations you can start a discussion about items in the database where annotations refer to previous annotations on the same subject. 

For data where you have Read Only access, you can still add annotations.

The available types are annotation and problem. To add an annotation, select the corresponding data in the tree view. In the tool panel on the right of the tree view a button will appear: if no annotations have been added so far or if there are annotations for this entry. A window will open as shown below.

To add an annotation, click on the button and select the type of the annotation. If you want to add an annotation depending on an existing annotation, select the superior annotation in the tree and click on the button. The annotation will be shown in the tree with the details listed below (see image below).

Enter your annotation in the text box as shown above. You can enter a title or subject for your annotation or select one from the list. You may enter a link and a source as shown above. The source may be related to the module DiversityAgents.

To delete an annotation you have to be either an administrator or a data manager. Select the annotation and click on the button.

If you want to see all annotations of the current specimen choose Data - All annotations... from the menu. All annotations will be listed as shown below.

Data for the annotations are stored in the table Annotation.