In February 2016, the then SBIF Steering Group (now known as the SBIF Advisory Group) and the NBN Trust agreed to bring together the SBIF and NBN so that we would be better aligned.

At the same time, we also undertook to review our biological recording infrastructure to enable it to be more sustainable and successful in operating the data flow pathway in Scotland.

Our overall infrastructure has never been fully reviewed – however, there is now a unique opportunity to take full advantage of new technologies for recording, managing and sharing data, and to ensure the sustainability of each element in the network, so that overall we bring about many benefits for recorders and users of biodiversity data.