Promote the value of biological data

Why? Government and volunteers have invested heavily in biological recording, but there has not been a similar investment in data use. There is limited understanding or appreciation about the value of this type of data and without this the NBN systems of data collection, curation and dissemination may fall over.

The NBN will Priority Time-scale Priority for 2016-2017
1. Promote and demonstrate the many different examples of how biological data can be used (through online tutorials and NBN eNews and other media) High Ongoing
2. Demonstrate the power of aggregated data on NBN Trust systems for understanding changes in UK biodiversity High Ongoing
3. Communicate regularly with data collectors to encourage data sharing High Ongoing


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