Record Ownership

Ownership

For species data the original recorder always retains ownership/copyright of their own biological records and can ask for them to be removed from the database 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

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

Species records may also be used by:

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

The data will include the recorder’s name.  No contact details will be shared.  If there is an enquiry about a record CBDC will contact the recorder if necessary.

Species records may be shared with:

  • Those in education including anyone carrying out an undergraduate project
  • 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 about a record CBDC will contact the recorder 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.  It is licensed not for commercial purposes.

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

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 8:35am
What a wonderful close up of a species we often see in our own homes! If you’re in Cumbria and have a few small friends in your home like this house spider consider sending them in as a record on our website! https://t.co/7zsluxMivu https://t.co/mY8IHqHka1
CumbriaBDC photo
Alan Coles @greenlandfalcon
I came across the House Spider with one leg missing, that I photographed several days ago, so took some more close ups. @beardwarbler @BritishSpiders https://t.co/mGm6scYbdT