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Boreal Avian Modelling Project Data Policies and Request Procedures

Boreal Avian Modelling Project

This document outlines policies of the Boreal Avian Modelling Project (hereafter BAM) regarding fair, consistent, and transparent use and distribution of data and data products.

BAM was established in 2004 to address critical knowledge gaps challenging the management and conservation of boreal birds in Canada. BAM’s analyses draw on a powerful database created by collating and harmonizing data from individual research and monitoring efforts conducted in the Canadian and US boreal & hemi-boreal forest.

The policies presented here encompass data contributed to BAM as well as data products produced and shared as results of BAM analyses. These policies also cover procedures for submitting and approving requests for data and data products, for determining authorship of publications that use Project-related data and data products, and for appropriately acknowledging BAM products in projects with collaborators. This document will be updated from time to time reflecting relevant changes in project governance and activities.

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