Recognition and resourcing of a central data management portal
RECOMMENDATION 6: RECOGNITION & RESOURCING OF A CENTRAL DATA MANAGEMENT PORTAL
Recorder 6 and Marine Recorder should evolve to become a common, central data management portal for data custodians to collate, view and manage their own biological records and datasets (unless a suitable internal business system is used).
All records curated through the central data management portal should be verified via iRecord and NBN verification processes and aggregated and openly disseminated via the NBN Atlas (with restrictions as per national requirements to protect sensitive species).
The Recorder 6 Consortium (or any organisation that takes over management of Recorder 6 or its replacement) – and equivalent for Marine Recorder – should be given special status as an NBN Platform Partner to facilitate access to funding in perpetuity towards the full costs of its development and operation.