The Shropshire Ecological Data Network is the Biological Records Centre for Shropshire. It is a network of voluntary societies, businesses and governmental bodies that works collaboratively to deliver high quality ecological information for planning, conservation and research.
We operate entirely on the principle of freedom of information: all the data we produce and all our workings are open to everyone to access, and everyone is welcome to participate in our work.
Find out more about SEDN
There is nothing secret about SEDN - our finances, operating procedures, data - everything is freely available to the public.
Anyone is also welcome to join in: our bidding process is openly advertised; although of course we work only to the highest standards of identification skills, so if you are a beginner it is best to join one of the recording groups and start from there.
How to access data
Our aim is to make our data freely available to anyone with a legitimate use for it. Visit the Access Data page for more details.
If you have even modest computer skills and can interpret the information yourself, then it is entirely free. If you would rather pay the Shropshire Wildlife Trust to do this for you, then give them a call.
Submit a record
The best way to contribute records to SEDN is via the appropriate recorder, who can verify the identification and compile data into the appropriate format.
Otherwise, feel free to put incidental records into iRecord and we will periodically extract data from there.