BIS has received its Accreditation Certificated from the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC). For further details go to the ALERC Website.
'The ALERC Accreditation system identified a set of standards against which LERCs can be assessed. The criteria cover organisation structure, principles of continuous improvement, data custodianship and data services. It builds confidence in LERCs as bodies which hold biodiversity information in trust for society and that they manage public resources well, as well as ensuring that data providers and users alike have confidence in LERCs individually and collectively.'