Topic: Update on NBN Gateway and NBN Atlas with key dates
Dear NBN Data Partners,
At the NBN Conference 2016 it was announced that the NBN Gateway will permanently close on 31st March 2017; the NBN Atlas will supersede the NBN Gateway and will be live from 1st April 2017.
In order to allow time for datasets to be transferred from the NBN Gateway to the NBN Atlas ready for 1st April 2017 (where Data Partners have agreed to this), the deadline for data submissions to the NBN Gateway is Tuesday 28th February 2017. Unfortunately, any datasets submitted to the NBN Gateway after this date will not be accepted. All subsequent datasets for inclusion in the NBN Atlas will need to be submitted directly to the NBN Atlas (further information on this process will be available soon).
As we have already communicated to data partners, the transfer of datasets from the NBN Gateway to the NBN Atlas requires official approval in the form of a Data Partner Agreement. Thank you to everyone who has already returned their Agreements. The official deadline for the return of these has now passed, but we do still need to receive them from you. If there are any remaining Data Partner Agreements to be submitted then please do so before 28th February 2017 in line with the final submission date for the NBN Gateway. After this date, datasets will need to be submitted directly to the NBN Atlas, along with the accompanying Data Partner Agreement. The Agreements have been sent to your dataset administrator for the NBN Gateway, so please check with them if you haven’t received it for action.
The last submission of data from the NBN Gateway to GBIF took place in December 2016. There will therefore be no further submissions of data from the NBN Gateway to GBIF; all future data submissions will be run from the NBN Atlas.
Further information regarding the transition from the NBN Gateway to the NBN Atlas for NBN Data Partners will be made available in due course.
Key dates at a glance
* 28 February 2017 - deadline for data submissions to the NBN Gateway
* 28 February 2017 - absolute deadline for return of Data Partner Agreements
* 31st March 2017 - NBN Gateway will close
* 1st April 2017 - NBN Atlas goes live
Thank you for your ongoing support with this major change to how we share our biodiversity data. If you have any questions please do get in touch with the NBN Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
JNCC and NBN Secretariat
For further details on the NBN Atlas, please see https://nbn.org.uk/about-us/where-we-are/ and https://nbn.org.uk/blogs/atlas-blog/nbn … ss-update/