The Data Committee is chaired by Paul Cannon, and is responsible for a wide range of technical developments in the society, and also our involvement in related projects beyond.
Until recently the main project has been the development of our database, which now holds more than 2.4 million records of lichens and lichenicolous fungi. Associated with this have been major revisions of the lichen taxon dictionary and the development of record verification rulesets for the NBN Record Cleaner and iRecord. Now we are also working on the development of computerised keys, online recording and smartphone apps, and record verification. and the development of the new edition of the Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland is also overseen by the data committee.
Suggestions and offers of practical help are always welcome!