Unification of BRC and NBN Trust data management services
RECOMMENDATION 18: UNIFICATION OF BRC & NBN TRUST DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES
The data management services of the Biological Records Centre (within the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and the NBN Trust should be brought together either through amalgamation or through a formal partnership arrangement for maximum synergy.
The Biological Records Centre and the NBN Trust should co-create a strategy to bring relevant systems and staff together by 2025. This strategy should build on the already excellent relationship between National Recording Schemes and the Biological Records Centre to include the NBN Trust and its network of National and Regional Hubs with the same esteem.
Through championing affiliated schemes to aid the flow of biological records, the Hub network should encourage local Recorders to support National Recording Schemes and to take interest in under-recorded sites or taxon groups.