Data searches

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Data Search Provision Over the Christmas Period

Over the Christmas period the provision of data search services will be limited, until the 2nd January where normal service will continue.

The Deadline for data requests within the standard 10 working days will be the 7th December to which return of these data searches by the WSBRC will be no later than the 21st December.

Any data requests submitted after the 14th December and are required by the client before the New Year will need to be submitted with a 3 day turn around and no later than 19th December, please note this will incur the standard 35% surcharge.

Any Data requests submitted late, including those with a 3 day turn around will not be processed until the New Year.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. Happy Christmas and a Happy New year from the WSBRC


Data Searches

WSBRC provides a comprehensive data search service to all users, including environmental consultants, voluntary organisations and members of the public. This chargeable service is based on the delivery of a standardised set of products but, where possible and resources allow, bespoke outputs can also be made available. We can provide species, site and habitat information within a rapid time-frame and in suitable formats for users.  Is your site within our area?

Data searches will normally be supplied within 10 working days of receipt of a fully completed Information Request Form (IRF) or confirmation of our quote (where this applies), but for a faster turnaround within 3 working days of confirmation (where resources allow) there is a surcharge.

Before you complete the IRF please ensure that you read our data search guidance notes. If you still have questions or are not sure what you require from us please feel free to contact us and discuss your needs before filling out the form.

Searches undertaken will generally incur a charge; for more information please see our charging policy. This is unavoidable if we are to continue to support our local recorders and remain financially sustainable following continued funding pressure.

Enquiries are provided in electronic formats (normally JPEG maps for sites and habitats and Excel or PDF with species/attribute data) but please note that WSBRC does not in normal circumstances provide datasets as GIS files to non-partners.

Example data search site map
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