[Taxacom] Survey Results: Dealing with Sensitive Species Occurrence Data

taxacom2 at achapman.org taxacom2 at achapman.org
Mon Jul 10 18:08:58 CDT 2006

Dear all.

Apologies for Cross posting

We would like to thank all those who responded to the Survey on Dealing with
Sensitive Species Occurrence Data conducted on SurveyMonkey earlier this
year.  It is obvious from the response that this is an issue of concern to
many. We would now like to share a summary of the results with you and
others who may be interested.

The report is now available on the GBIF Web site at

We are now preparing a draft report with options and recommendations based
on these results and other discussions and research with the aim of
developing best practice guidelines for institutions on how they may deal
with sensitive data (including generalizing, etc.).

The draft document will form the basis of a targeted workshop to be held
later in 2006. A final document and recommendations will then be produced.

If you have any comments, references to published information on the topic,
or ideas and suggestions, please do not hesitate to send these to the author
at sensitive.data at gbif.org or discuss them here on Taxacom

We would also like to receive comments from users of biodiversity information on what restrictions generalization may place on any of their analyses.


Arthur D. Chapman
Consultant to GBIF on Dealing with Sensitive Species Occurrence Data
sensitive.data at gbif.org

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