[*REQUIRED FOR RESTRICTED ACCESS DATASETS] We need you to complete this field if you have not made your dataset available to the public at full geographic resolution, allowing download, displaying attributes, sensitive records and recorder names.
This field is very important. We would like you to provide a clear statement explaining any restrictions you impose to the availability of the dataset. This will help users understand the reasons for restrictions and help us support your position should we be questioned about the availability of your data.
To help we have provided a series of model statements based on best practice below. These may be grouped together to form relevant statements reflecting a true access constraint. It is important to bare in mind that stating there is a constraint serves only to flag that there are issues and indicate their type. You should explain why these are a particular issue for your data wherever possible.
NBN Model Text:
a) Environmental harm:
NBN advice:The NBN Trust has published good practice approach for assessing the environmental sensitivity wildlife data. You should list the species you are treating as sensitive.
Model text: Access to this dataset is restricted for the following reason.Some of the information held within this dataset relates to species that are vulnerable to human disturbance or prejudice. At this time the data provider believes that full disclosure to the public would lead to environmental harm. This sensitive information may be made available under licence to specific organisations and individuals that need to know to avoid harm to the environment.
b) Incomplete information:
NBN advice: When restricting access to incomplete data (e.g. dataset undergoing validation) you should give a date (mm/yy) by which you anticipate completion.
Model text: Access to this dataset is restricted for the following reason.The information held within this dataset is still in the course of completion. The detailed data may only be available to specific individuals for checking purposes. There is significant risk that using this incomplete information will lead to misinterpretation of the actual state of affairs.
c) Adverse affect upon the Data Provider:
NBN advice:You should indicate the impact of wider release as in the A and/or B examples in italics above. Where access may be granted through payment it is good practice to set out your charges here or refer to an already published schedule of charges.
Model text: Access to this dataset is restricted for the following reason.Disclosure of this information would adversely affect the interests of the person who provided the information. The provider is not under any legal obligation to supply the information to the public through the NBN Gateway and has not consented to its wider release…
a) Wider release would adversely affect the free flow of volunteered information from third parties for use by those that need to know for land use planning and conservation. (and/or)…
b)Wider release would adversely affect financial support required to sustain the administration of volunteered recording activities, the collation of volunteered wildlife records and their continued management.
The information may be made available under licence to approved individuals and organisations. You may be required to either pay a one-off service charge or enter into a longer term funding arrangement with the data provider.