Data charging structure - Update

From today our data charging structure is changing. To ensure that TVERC is able to continue to collect, analyse and supply vital biodiversity data in the years to come this will involve an increase in charges. However the charges will also be more transparent, and consistent.

 The increased cost will be reflected in faster service, and we will now aim to complete all standard searches within 3 working days. If you require the results more urgently a fast track service will still be available to guarantee results by the next working day. We are also listening to feedback in order to improve our data search reports. If you have any suggestions of things you would like to see please get in touch (tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk).

The new charges can be found on our Data Search Charges page, or you can use our Cost Calculator to check the price of specific combinations of data.

Why request data from TVERC?

Our database currently includes over 3 million species records, and this increases every year by over 300,000 records. We have regular contact with around 70 national and local recording groups and numerous individuals, who allow us to include their data on our database. We hold data on all species groups, including over 1,000,000 bird records, 27,000 bat records, 5,100 badger records and 5,200 great crested newt records.

TVERC also hold Local Wildlife Site and Local Geological Site boundaries, Biodiversity Opportunity Areas in Berkshire, Conservation Target Areas in Oxfordshire and information and NERC Act S41 Habitats of Principal importance (previously called UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority habitats) and other habitat data. You can find out more about TVERC data here

The data TVERC hold in our database takes time to collect and manage. This work is carried out by both volunteers and paid staff to ensure the data we hold and provide to you is of a high quality and we can keep our charges as low as possible. TVERC charges for the time involved in managing, processing and extracting the data and producing presentable results and not for the data itself. You can find out more about our data charging policy here.

Posted: May 18, 2020