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SEWBReC re-accredited by the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

We are delighted to announce that we have successfully gone through the ALERC Re-accreditation Process, and have been re-awarded with Accredited status for a further five years. This process assessed many aspects of our work, from our data protection policies to how we interact with local recorders. In the words of ALERC:
The aims of LERC Accreditation are to identify a minimum level of standards, to build confidence in LERCs as bodies which hold biodiversity information in trust for society and manage public resources well. Specifically, the system:
• Provides a set of objective criteria against which LERC operation can be assessed to demonstrate that it is effective and efficient.
• Outlines core levels of products and services that an LERC should provide to assist key users.
• Ensures the LERC is actively working with data holders to improve the availability and quality of data.
• Provides guidance and examples of best practice to assist LERCs in their application.
• Recognises the existing range of business models that LERCs operate under.

You can learn more about the accreditation process on the ALERC Website.

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