Where to Submit a Record

This page is still being developed.


If you have collected a biological record that you would like to submit, there are many ways to do this:


iRecord is an online submission portal, where you can upload records and they can be verified. Many records that are submitted via iRecord will make their way onto the NBN Atlas.

Welsh Local Environmental Records Centres

There are 4 Local Environmental Records Centres (LERC’s) in Wales, who aggregate records that are relevant to their local area and can make these available to those who need them. Any data searches that are for commercial purposes incur a fee via an LERC.

Biodiversity Information Service For Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park 

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre 

North Wales Environmental Information Service

West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre

Recording Schemes and Societies

Recording schemes and societies normally focus on the recording of a specific species group, or in a specific location. They can often help with learning to identify species and can offer specialist support. Many schemes and societies will create databases of records from its recorders and then share these databases via the NBN Atlas. Many recording schemes will also have an app that will allow you to add records directly to their database. A list of general recording schemes and societies can be found on the NBN Website.

Check data sharing conditions

It is recommended that you check the data sharing conditions of whoever you chose to submit your records via, to ensure that your records are reaching the people you would like them to.

Capturing Records

We would like to hear your views on how we should best capture records that are submitted via this Atlas.

We need to consider:

  • Data flows
  • Verification of records
  • Administration of records and datasets submitted via this route
  • Ownership of records
  • Management of records

If you have thoughts on how you think these issues could be managed effectively, please let us know via info@nbnatlas.org