ALERC Accreditation - Inspiring Confidence in LERCs
The aims of LERC Accreditation are to identify a minimum level of standards, to build confidence in LERCs as bodies which hold biodiversity information in trust for society and manage public resources well. Specifically, the system:
- Provides a set of objective criteria against which LERC operation can be assessed to demonstrate that it is effective and efficient.
- Outlines core levels of products and services that an LERC should provide to assist key users.
- Ensures the LERC is actively working with data holders to improve the availability and quality of data.
- Provides guidance and examples of best practice to assist LERCs in their application.
- Recognises the existing range of business models that LERCs operate under.
Find out more about why your LERC should become accredited and information on the accreditation process. Documentation on accreditation, including help in the form of the accreditation guidance book can be found on the accreditation criteria and guidance page, and helpful examples of documentation from accredited LERCs can be found on the example documents page. You can also see a list of all the ALERC accredited Records Centres.