The following table lists some fundamental BSS requirements and ways data providers can prepare to get ready for easy sharing of bio data.
|BSS Requirements||Actions / Questions for data providers|
|Species abundance descriptors need to be standardized nationally through agreed vocabularies||Check internal usage of abundance descriptors and categories with a view to have a instututional standard|
|Taxa name need to be standardized nationally through a national register|
Develop a in-house standard taxa list everybody needs to use and is in all workflows
Get ready to link to New Zealand Organisms Register: add nzor_id in your in-house taxa list.
Goto http://demo.nzor.org.nz/matches, there you can match your taxa list against NZOR!
|All spatial coordinates for a occurrence observation need to be described consistently and unambiguously||Are you sure you know your coordinate system used for all observations?|
|All dates / times for a occurrence observation need to be described consistently and unambiguously||Are you sure all your date / time recorded are unambiguous (time zones, daylight saving)?|
|Some records require site identifiers|
How do you record site identifiers for occurrence observation at the moment?
Do you have a well maintained site register?
|General data management|
Do you know where all your bio observation data is?
Consider establish data catalog
Consider establish an institutional bio-data archive
Consider doing a maturity assessment for your data management system
Biodata Management Guide developed through dataversity: http://dataversity.org.nz/guide/