Affiliation of data submission routes
RECOMMENDATION 2: AFFILIATION OF DATA SUBMISSION ROUTES
All biological records should be submitted online and channelled to the NBN Atlas via standard, affiliated routes.
The NBN Trust should maintain a single, central NBN Directory of all affiliated routes facilitating data submission to the NBN Atlas. Each route should have a single point of submission (marked with an NBN Atlas ‘KitemarkTM’) curated by a single Data Provider so that everyone has confidence that submitted records will be held with appropriate metadata and immediately disseminated for inclusion in National Recording Schemes and for general use and re-use (with restrictions as per national requirements to protect sensitive species).
Some rationalisation and accreditation of National Recording Schemes may be necessary to ensure that these operate effectively and without duplication.