Ownership and Sharing

Ownership

For species data the original recorder always retains ownership/copyright of their own biological records and can ask anyone to remove them from their databases at any time. Usually the custodian is the person/organisation who first receives the record from the recorder.

Many local recording groups, conservation organisations and national schemes have their own datasets and wish to retain the ownership of their records and make them public. In these instances CBDC and the data owners enter into a Data Exchange Agreement that sets out how the information can be shared and used.

Please contact us if you have a further enquiry about record and data ownership.

Sharing Data and Privacy

CBDC is the custodian of much of the data it holds.  Anyone can contact CBDC for data.

Species records may be used by:

  • CBDC partner organisations
  • National and local recording schemes and societies
  • Naturalists interested in species distribution and occurrences.

The data will include the recorders name.  No contact details will be shared.  If there is an enquiry about your record CBDC will contact you if necessary.

Species records may be shared with:

  • Those in education including anyone carrying out an undergraduate projects
  • Researchers
  • CBDC Partners, ie local authorities
  • Ecologists and consultants as part of the planning and development process.

In this case data shared will not include the recorders name.  If the enquirer wants further information CBDC will contact you directly if necessary.

The following data is shared with the National Biodiversity Network Trust and is published on the NBN Atlas:

  • Cumbria Non Native Invasive Species
  • Tullie House Museum Natural History Collections
  • Wildwatch North Pennines AONB project records for Cumbria 2012-2015

This data is made public on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas at the full geospatial resolution along with the name of the recorder.

If you wish your record(s) to be removed or anonymised please contact CBDC.

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