Following recent negotiations, an agreement has been reached between Durham Bat Group and ERIC NE for the delivery of DBG data request service by ERIC NE. This will improve access to Biological records for Bats in the Local Authority areas between the Tees and the Tyne* and mean all records can be accessed through a single point of contact and a single request, while continuing to support the conservation work undertaken by DBG.
From 11th July all requests for bat data can be submitted to ERIC NE via the online data request form. From that date, Durham Bat Group data will be included in ERIC standard searches and bat only searches. A 2km bat only search via ERIC NE costs £40+VAT. There will be no additional costs to the current ERIC fees for data searches which include DBG data, and the uplift in the number of commercial data searches received will be used to cover costs of delivering the enhanced service.
*Local Authority areas covered: Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Stockton and Sunderland.
We often receive requests for data from the general public, conservation organisations, voluntary recorders and naturalist groups as well as academic researchers.
To request data please complete the form below.