DATA ACCESS CONTROLS REVIEW
Data Access Controls Review: outcome of consultation and plans for implementation
Since October 2011, the NBN Trust has been consulting with data providers and data users about a proposal to change the Data Access Controls with the aim of increasing biodiversity data use, generating better feedback to data providers, improving the performance of the Gateway, and generally making the system more flexible and easy to use.
As a result, a new system of Data Access Controls is being rolled out in 2013 and further information can be found here
Click here for a full list of the changes, which also shows how the original proposal was revised as a result of the consultation.
Click here to view a Powerpoint presentation explaining how the new system of access controls can be applied by dataset administrators and how it will affect what is seen by data users.
If you need any help or have any comments please contact Paula Lightfoot, the NBN Trust's Data Access Officer.
Keep up to date
You can find out about the latest changes to the data access controls as well as comment by logging into the NBN or ALERC forums.
Previous news items
Below you will find links to previous news items about the Data Access Controls consultation:
10th October 2011: Launch of the first round of consultation and explanation of the reasons for the proposed changes. Documents available to download: ‘complete list of proposals’, ‘FAQs’ and ‘list of questions from the online survey’.
14th December 2011: Results of the first round of consultation. Summary of changes to the proposals in response to feedback received.
15th February 2012: Launch of the second round of consultation. Release of flow charts with screen shots to illustrate how the proposed new system of access controls would work. Documents available to download: ‘downloading data’, ‘applying to download a whole dataset’ and ‘applying for enhanced access’.