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Data Usage Policy

The Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria (CPNWH) provides access to collection data from multiple institutions. These institutions have agreed to make their data available for scientific research and for public information and education. Use of any specimen data accessed through the CPNWH web site requires acceptance to the terms and conditions in the following data usage policy:

  1. The quality and completeness of data cannot be guaranteed. Users employ these data at their own risk. Data users are encouraged to personally verify data before use in critical applications.
  2. Data accuracy and content is determined by the individual providers. Data errors should be reported to the original data providers.
  3. As basic facts, the raw specimen data may be freely used without restriction, including for research purposes. However, users should respect restrictions of access to sensitive data including localities for plants of conservation concern.
  4. Users are strongly encouraged to acknowledge the individual providers of the specimen data they use, as well as the National Science Foundation.
  5. CPNWH does not assert intellectual property rights over the data made available through its network.
  6. CPNWH is not liable or responsible for any loss, damage, claim, cost, or expense however it may arise, from an inability to use the PNW Herbaria Portal.

Data providers must agree to the Data Sharing Policy.

Citing Data

The PNW Herbaria Portal as a whole may be cited as follows:

For example:

You may use the following format to cite individual providers whose data has been accessed through the PNW Herbaria Portal:

For example: