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 and makes it public on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway at a minimum 10km square resolution so that everyone can see broad species distributions in Cumbria.

In general these species records may be used by:
• Naturalists interested in species distributions and occurrences;
• Those in education including anyone carrying out an undergraduate project;
• Site managers for broad information on species distributions in the vicinity of their site.

Please contact us if you intend to use the information in a report or journal.

CBDC does not give permission for any data it shares with the NBN Gateway to be used for any commercial purpose. Contact CBDC through our Data Enquiry Service if you are a:
• Consultant, ecologist or local authority staff member working within the planning process
• Site manager requiring more detailed site information.
• Post graduate or professional researcher.

CBDC partners, national and local recording schemes and county recorders can be given full access to the data. If you require this service contact CBDC directly or request the service via the NBN Gateway.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 6:14pm
Interesting article - the only record of the Cerambyx Cerdo in Cumbria was caught and put into the collection @TullieHouse in 1900 by FH Day. CBDC are interested to receive Grass snake records - most records are in the South Cumbria. https://t.co/WSGE814iX1
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:42pm
Cumbria needs volunteers. Need training? Contact CBDC Recording Officer Stuart Colgate. https://t.co/qi21BCTN8K
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NPMS @theNPMS
Rachel spills the beans! Everything you ever wanted to know about the #NationalPlantMonitoringScheme in this exclusive full-length interview https://t.co/UsAU5hoqLs between @BSBIbotany & #NPMS Volunteer Manager Dr Rachel Murphy. #CitizenScience #wildflowers #BiologicalRecording https://t.co/2aK1wUTDO8
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:29pm
Great Opportunity1 https://t.co/dN1fRc6fzq
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Field Studies Coun @FieldStudiesC
Dont forget!! The Young Darwin Scholarship application deadline closes on 21st June. A great opportunity for young people who have a real interest in the natural world with 15 scholarships up for grabs. https://t.co/wGt77NpYDj 🐝🦋🌿🌼 @PrestonMontford #charlesdarwin #scholarship https://t.co/Kd0Ennk8jf
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 6:43pm
@SteveTrotter1 @Susans_Farm @PastureForLife @cumbriawildlife #Dave the A-Dor-able Dung Beetle did his bit to raise awareness about Soil Superheroes. Now resting, cozy in his donkey dung. @Team_DUMP
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 6:43pm
@SteveTrotter1 @Susans_Farm @PastureForLife @cumbriawildlife #Dave the A-Dor-able Dung Beetle did his bit to raise awareness about Soil Superheroes. Now resting, cozy in his donkey dung. @Team_DUMP