WSBRC runs as a partnership initiative whereby stakeholders establish either Service Level Agreements or Data Exchange Agreements to provide funding and/or exchanges of data to support our work. Specific services and products are also provided as required by each individual organisation depending on their needs and level of support. A cross-section of stakeholders is represented on the WSBRC Advisory Committee which meets quarterly.
The benefits of being a WSBRC partner
Accessing WSBRC’s data holdings means you benefit from the formal and informal survey work of a wide range of experts. In addition, WSBRC staff liaise with colleagues in other local environmental records centres and relevant recording organisations throughout the UK to keep abreast of the ever increasing potential for environmental data and seek to develop new standards and services to maximise these developments.
The cost of running WSBRC, a not-for-profit partnership, is shared between our partners and customers and is by far the most cost-effective and reliable means of enabling evidence-based decision making for each user of our services. Our services are not available to any organisations outside of a current service level agreement, data exchange agreement or other such agreement.