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Membership in Wildlife Insights is open to anyone involved in recording vertebrate diversity through camera trap images. Prospective members are expected to have interests in:

Wildlife Insights has two membership categories:

You do not need to join Wildlife Insights in order to share in the benefits of the website. If you wish to provide camera trap data to the site, you will need to sign a Data Provider Agreement. If you wish to use camera trap data from the site for non-commercial purposes, you will need to sign a Data User Agreement.

Wildlife Insights has adopted a Dynamic Governance Model that promotes inclusive decision-making and contributions to the WI Core Purpose and Mission. Governance is distributed to every level of membership, with a Steering Committee serving as the highest governing body of WI. The Steering Committee includes one voting representative from each of the Core Member Institutions and two non-voting representatives from each of the Standing Committees. The Standing Committees provide guidance and recommendations to the Steering Committee, which reviews and approves work plans in pursuit of WI goals.

The four Standing Committees (Technology, Science and Analytics, Outreach, and Sustainability) ensure that Wildlife Insights strives to meet the needs of WI users and stakeholders by providing programmatic guidance on the development and implementation of the partnership and platform. Individuals from both Core and Associate Member Institutions are invited to serve on the Standing Committees, which are described below:

 

The Technology Committee leads and oversees the development of technology systems and tools that meet the needs of target stakeholders and groups.

 

The Science and Analytics Committee ensures that the WI platform supports the use and development of new cutting-edge statistics and recommends analytical and visualization approaches for addressing them.

 

The Outreach Committee advises on topics related to the recruitment, engagement and communications strategies of Wildlife Insights.

 

The Sustainability Committee provides guidance on the best approaches and strategies for maintaining long-term financial and operational stability.

Wildlife Insights will not display or enable the download of images of humans in the public database. However, a public record of the image (e.g., the date, time, identification) will document that a human was present and observed. There will be additional security measures in place to ensure all privacy needs are met including options for a user to delete images of humans from their project.

By default, all data (including metadata, images and other data types) can be accessed. Exceptions include data embargoed by the provider and data containing location information about species with conservation concerns.
Data providers, including WI core and associate partners, share their data with Wildlife Insights in return for the use of a wide variety of tools and services available on the Wildlife Insights Platform. One of these services is the ability to generate unique identifiers for every dataset that is shared with Wildlife Insights. Unique identifiers and citations make it easy to publish data and receive recognition for your work.Dataset citations will include the following information: Author(s), Year, Dataset Title, Unique Identifier, Data Repository, Version.

Wildlife Insights will follow published guidelines that assess the risk as well as the benefits of sharing biodiversity data. For example, we will not reveal the sample locations of Endangered or CITES-listed species that are hunted for commercial purposes and which lack verifiable protection enforcement mechanisms. Detailed biodiversity sharing guidelines will be available soon and a list of sensitive species can be found here.

 

Wildlife Insights promotes sharing information for the benefit of biodiversity conservation. We recognize however, that data providers also want to publish. Wildlife Insights will provide the option to embargo data for a limited period of 24 months before the data is made public. Data providers may request additional extensions by contacting Wildlife Insights at [email protected]

Wild.ID, and the web-based data management tools of Wildlife Insights, will make every effort to support all major camera trap models. We will have a comprehensive list of supported camera trap models when the platform is live.

Membership in Wildlife Insights is open to anyone involved in recording vertebrate diversity through camera trap images. Prospective members are expected to have interests in:

Wildlife Insights has two membership categories:

You do not need to join Wildlife Insights in order to share in the benefits of the website. If you wish to provide camera trap data to the site, you will need to sign a Data Provider Agreement. If you wish to use camera trap data from the site for non-commercial purposes, you will need to sign a Data User Agreement.

Wildlife Insights has adopted a Dynamic Governance Model that promotes inclusive decision-making and contributions to the WI Core Purpose and Mission. Governance is distributed to every level of membership, with a Steering Committee serving as the highest governing body of WI. The Steering Committee includes one voting representative from each of the Core Member Institutions and two non-voting representatives from each of the Standing Committees. The Standing Committees provide guidance and recommendations to the Steering Committee, which reviews and approves work plans in pursuit of WI goals.

The four Standing Committees (Technology, Science and Analytics, Outreach, and Sustainability) ensure that Wildlife Insights strives to meet the needs of WI users and stakeholders by providing programmatic guidance on the development and implementation of the partnership and platform. Individuals from both Core and Associate Member Institutions are invited to serve on the Standing Committees, which are described below:

 

The Technology Committee leads and oversees the development of technology systems and tools that meet the needs of target stakeholders and groups.

 

The Science and Analytics Committee ensures that the WI platform supports the use and development of new cutting-edge statistics and recommends analytical and visualization approaches for addressing them.

 

The Outreach Committee advises on topics related to the recruitment, engagement and communications strategies of Wildlife Insights.

 

The Sustainability Committee provides guidance on the best approaches and strategies for maintaining long-term financial and operational stability.

Wildlife Insights will not display or enable the download of images of humans in the public database. However, a public record of the image (e.g., the date, time, identification) will document that a human was present and observed. There will be additional security measures in place to ensure all privacy needs are met including options for a user to delete images of humans from their project.

 

By default, all data (including metadata, images and other data types) can be accessed. Exceptions include data embargoed by the provider and data containing location information about species with conservation concerns.
Data providers, including WI core and associate partners, share their data with Wildlife Insights in return for the use of a wide variety of tools and services available on the Wildlife Insights Platform. One of these services is the ability to generate unique identifiers for every dataset that is shared with Wildlife Insights. Unique identifiers and citations make it easy to publish data and receive recognition for your work.Dataset citations will include the following information: Author(s), Year, Dataset Title, Unique Identifier, Data Repository, Version.

Wildlife Insights will follow published guidelines that assess the risk as well as the benefits of sharing biodiversity data. For example, we will not reveal the sample locations of Endangered or CITES-listed species that are hunted for commercial purposes and which lack verifiable protection enforcement mechanisms. Detailed biodiversity sharing guidelines will be available soon and a list of sensitive species can be found here.

 

Wildlife Insights promotes sharing information for the benefit of biodiversity conservation. We recognize however, that data providers also want to publish. Wildlife Insights will provide the option to embargo data for a limited period of 24 months before the data is made public. Data providers may request additional extensions by contacting Wildlife Insights at [email protected]

Wild.ID, and the web-based data management tools of Wildlife Insights, will make every effort to support all major camera trap models. We will have a comprehensive list of supported camera trap models when the platform is live.