Data submitted to the NBN Atlas require information on the identification verification status of each occurrence record.

identificationVerificationStatus: the extent to which the taxonomic identification has been verified to be correct.

The options are:

Accepted The record is accepted as meeting the standard required for inclusion by the recording scheme or project in question
Accepted – correct The verifier is able to confirm that the species has been identified correctly
Accepted – considered correct The verifier has not seen photo/s or specimen/s, but has a high degree of confidence that the record is likely to be correct, based on difficulty of ID, date, location and recorder skills/experience etc.
Unconfirmed The record is in the system but has not been given a verification status. If possible, we would prefer that this option is not used and that either Unconfirmed – plausible or Unconfirmed – not reviewed is selected.
Unconfirmed – plausible The record is plausible based on species, date and location, but there is not enough supporting evidence for the possibility of mis-identification or incorrect location to be ruled out.
Unconfirmed – not reviewed The record is in the system, but has either not been looked at, or a verification decision not yet been reached