Before we can process a data request please view our data policy. We charge a search fee to cover the search time and if you then decide to proceed with the data extraction, the administrative costs of extracting the data and producing a report. Note that both the size of the area to be searched and the number of criteria to be searched for will have a bearing on the time taken to produce a report. Typically simple searches take around an hour to fully process.
To make a request for data please fill in our Data Search Request Form (and include a grid reference or map of the search area), and post or email it to us. Please sign it as we cannot accept forms that have not been signed. A scanned electronic scanned signature is also acceptable.
A small proportion of our data remains confidential or is released at a lower resolution to protect sensitive species from disturbance. We do not always have data at 6-figure grid reference resolution but we will supply to you at the best resolution we can. Our policy is that the name and details of the recorder are not released with the species data for a location.
We will then provide a summary of what data are available for that area and an estimated cost for extracting the data and producing a report
We hold data from every island in the Bailiwick but do not have blanket coverage. Please note that absence of a species from our records for a particular geographical location does not mean that it is absent from that location – just that we do not hold verified records for it there.
If in any doubt regarding these instructions then please do not hesitate to call us or email us.