Encourage biological recording in Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly and maintain and enhance its
Improve and help to direct recording
effort, focusing that effort where necessary and encouraging
structured recording schemes with appropriate
Encourage verification, validation,
evaluation, refereeing and the curation of
Establish efficient, clear, reciprocal data
handling protocols between individuals and other appropriate
Encourage the provision of data for a wide
range of individuals and organisations, and its future
dissemination by seminars, workshops and publications
(including electronic forms), subject to maintaining
appropriate levels of confidentiality for the handling of
Ensure that recorders have access to their
own data and that county and district recorders have access to
all records for their taxonomic group.
Ensure that recorders get nominal credit
for their work and that record data should not be sold on for
profit without payment to the recorder.
Encourage as broad a taxonomic coverage as
is appropriate for ecological audits at appropriate seasons,
if possible with the results made available for recording
Encourage the appraisal of the biota of
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in an international context
by building links with groups and individuals, particularly
within the Atlantic Arc.
Generate funding for biological recording
within the region.
Where possible, support groups and
individuals in the publication of their