WeBS Data Request charges

Data Charges

The following costs for WeBS data are charged in order to cover staff time taken in handling and processing of data requests. Requests for Core Count and Low Tide data will be handled and costed separately.  Upon submission of a data request form, a no obligation quote will be sent out before any work is undertaken.

Core Count data

Charges given below refer to Standard Rate, data supplied to partner organisations or for unfunded academic research do not incur any charge.  Discount Rate charges are available subject to acceptance by the WeBS partners. All prices are given excluding VAT unless otherwise indicated. There is a minimum charge of £135 for each request at Standard rate.

Monthly counts:

Number of tables
Charge per table
Maximum charge
1-10 £60 £600
11-50 £33 £1915
51+ £13  £2,500 per site* 

A ‘table’ of data is one year's counts for a particular sector or summed values for several consolidated sectors (NB a 'year' runs from July to the following June to encompass a complete winter).

* For data request purposes, a site means the level at which data are requested. So, if data are needed for five sectors, this is five sites. If data are needed for those five sectors consolidated into one, this is one site. Therefore, if the Wash is made up of 30 sectors, for example, and individual sector data was required, this is 30 sites.

Please note, the first ten tables are charged at £60 each with any subsequent tables charged at £33 and 51+ tables at £13.

Examples:
• 15 sectors for one year: 10 x £60 + 5 x £33 = £765
• One sector for 20 years: 10 x £60 + 10 x £33 = £930
• Consolidated total for three sectors for five years: 5 x £60 = £300

Tabulated five-year synopses:

Number of tables
Charge per table
Maximum charge
1-5
£190
£950
6-10
£130
£2100
11+
£60
£2,500 per site*

A five-year synopsis ‘table’ consists of summary statistics for a particular sector or summed values for several sectors over a five-year period (NB a 'year' runs from July to the following June to encompass a complete winter).

Example: 10 sites for a five-year period each: 5 x £190 + 5 x £130 = £1,600

* For data request purposes, a site means the level at which data are requested. So, if data are needed for five sectors, this is five sites. If data are needed for those five sectors consolidated into one, this is one site. Therefore, if the Wash is made up of 30 sectors, for example, and individual sector data was required, this is 30 sites.

Single species data

Data are charged per table, where a ‘table’ consists of one year’s counts for one species for all UK sites or one country’s sites. A single table of data is charged at £275 up to a maximum of £2,500 per species.

Example: One species for five years: 5 x £275 = £1,375


Low Tide Count data

Charges given below refer to Standard Rate. Discount Rate charges are given in brackets. All prices are given excluding VAT unless otherwise indicated.

There is a minimum charge of £135 at Standard Rate. This minimum charge relates to the provision of Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 for one winter, with a maximum of two sectors’ data included. For each additional sector required, the charge will increase as indicated in the table below.

Low Tide Count tabulations:

Number of sectors required
Charge per table
   Maximum charge
1-2
None above minmum
£135
3-12
£33
£465
13+
£16
£2,500 per site

A 'sector' refers to one winter's counts for a particular sector (N.B. a 'winter' runs from November to the following February). Where data are required for more than one winter or estuary, the minimum charge will apply only once. Tables for subsequent winters / estuaries should for costing collectively be regarded as additional 'sector' tables (i.e. incurring a charge of £33).

Examples (all including whole estuary summary tables and exclusive of VAT):
• Up to two sectors for one winter: £135 due to minimum charge
• Three sectors for one winter: £135 + £33 = £168

Dot density distribution maps for a whole site can also be obtained, these are charged as an additional table.

In the case of Standard and Discount Rates, the applicant will be informed of the total charge before data are released.

Providing analysis and/or interpretation

Analysis or interpretation additional to standard tabulations can be provided at standard BTO hourly rates. Please contact BTO for further details and costs.

Times for Data Supply

Data will normally be provided within 15 working days of receiving a completed Data Request Form and a quote being agreed. Guaranteed data provision earlier than this will incur extra charges as follows:

Within 10 working days: 50% increase in charges
Within five working days: 100% increase in charges