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Biodata Management Guide

Biodata Management Guide

18 December 2013 by Dan Randow with support from Horizons Regional Council and financial assistance from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme (Project 263). Licensed under CC BY 3.0.

Good biodiversity management requires good decisions. Good decisions require good data. Managing biodiversity and biosecurity data is difficult. There are a lot of things to think about. It is hard to know where to start and what to prioritise.

This Guide can help you assess and plan improvements to a biodata management system.

Mature data management means that data is fit for purpose while costs are managed.

Use the Guide

This Guide can be used for a strict assessment if required. It can also be used to stimulate thinking and discussion about how data management could be improved.

Scope of the Guide

The Guide relates to the practices that are used to manage biodata, as well as the technology that is used. It is designed to be used on systems of any scale, using any type of technology, that manage data that is:

Questions and Feedback

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Help to Maintain the Guide

The technical documentation explains how the Guide is generated and how to participate in maintaining it.