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Discovering iRecord

Biological recording is the activity of recording information on where a living organism, habitat or community is found, when it was seen and by whom. Biological records inform wildlife monitoring, research, nature conservation and policy, as well as helping to engage the public with nature and developing wildlife survey and identification skills.

iRecord is a free tool created by the Biological Record Centre to support naturalists and biological recording schemes and societies. It facilitates the submission of biological records into the complicated network of organisations that make up the UK’s biological recording community. It is an ever-evolving platform with many features and an ever-expanding user base, including over 700 registered record verifiers that contribute their taxon-specific expertise into the verification system.

This is a new online training course from the FSC BioLinks project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Field Studies Council, that aims to give those new to iRecord (or those existing users that struggle with the platform) an introduction to the basic features of the platform and instill them with confidence when using iRecord to submit biological records.

An e-certificate of course completion will be sent to any participants that successfully complete all the course.

 

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