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Notices

BC Notice

Disclosure Notice

The BC Notice is a visible digital identifier applied by researchers or institutional/repository staff. The BC Notice recognizes the rights of Indigenous peoples to define the use of information, collections, data and digital sequence information generated from the biodiversity and genetic resources associated with their traditional lands, waters, and territories.

The text for the BC Notice cannot be changed or customized. An optional Notice use-statement can be applied for publication or for additional information including contact information.

To use the BC Notice, you will need to register with the Local Contexts Hub which will generate your BC Notice, connect project metadata to it, and send a notification about the use to the relevant community. To register for the Local Contexts Hub, click here.

Why use the BC Notice?

The BC Notice should be used to recognize the rights of Indigenous peoples to permission the use of information, collections, data and digital sequence information generated from the biodiversity and genetic resources associated with their traditional lands, waters, and territories. It acknowledges the importance of cultural protocols and recognizes that appropriate permissions may need to be sought for future use of this material or data.

BC Notice Text

The BC (Biocultural) Notice is a visible notification that there are accompanying cultural rights and responsibilities that need further attention for any future sharing and use of this material or data. The BC Notice recognizes the rights of Indigenous peoples to permission the use of information, collections, data and digital sequence information (DSI) generated from the biodiversity or genetic resources associated with traditional lands, waters, and territories. The BC Notice may indicate that BC Labels are in development and their implementation is being negotiated. For more information about the BC Notice click here.

[Optional BC Notice use statement]

How to Apply the BC Notice

Applying for the BC Notice is through the Local Contexts Hub here.

For a helpful TK Notice Style and Usage Guide, click here.