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Data quality and validation

Data providers are responsible for curating data and ensuring data quality. SBDI provides several tools that can help with this work.

Ensuring that data are complete, correct, accurate, precise and useful are tasks that fall on data providers. A suitable place to start might be to determine which biodiversity dataset class you are managing, which makes it easier to find the relevant information and best practices. Read more about ways to improve your data quality on our help pages.

Sharing biodiversity data is also useful in improving data quality. The SBDI Bioatlas flags records in your dataset with quality issues. Some important quality metrics are given on the dataset page. See an example here by clicking on the “Records” tab.