Data Sharing and Copyright Policies

Data generated and/or collated through iBMS will be made freely available for scientific analysis and publications, and for conservation-related policy documents. To serve people with diverse goals and motivations, iBMS will implement a three-tier data copyright system. Contributors can opt for either creative commons, non-commercial copyright (CC-BY-NC), embargoed contributions (3-yr or 5-yr embargoes, depending on the timeline in which contributors would like to publish their results, after which the data will move to CC-BY-NC license), and individually copyrighted data (©). More detailed data sharing and copyright policies will be made available on this page soon in consultation with the data contributors.


Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) in Bengaluru. Image credit: Nitin Ravikanthachari.