The standardized data maintained by StreamNet and accessible through its CAP Fish HLI and Fish Monitoring Data queries are made accessible following an agreed upon data use policy, data sharing agreement, and end user license agreement. These are provided below and are also included when data is downloaded from the CAP Fish HLI and Fish Monitoring Data queries.

It is also expected that any other data or information obtained from the StreamNet website will be properly cited (see Citing StreamNet).

CAP Fish HLI (CAX) Data Policy, Data Sharing Agreements, and End User License Agreement (updated August 8, 2017)

The Coordinated Assessments Exchange Network (CAX) will reside at StreamNet and will serve as a secure, shared repository for both indicator and metric level data. The StreamNet Steering and Executive committees have reviewed this DSA and will remain avenues to discuss any changes or concerns that participants may have about access to these data.

Metadata, including citations to individual agencies or tribes, biologists, databases, and reports, will be linked to the indicator and metric level data on StreamNet through links that auto-generate a list of citations for each metric in the DES upon downloading. In addition, a listing of all agencies and tribes that provide data will be prominently displayed when data are downloaded. 

This DSA, EULA, and policy are intended for use with CAX data sets that have passed QA and are ready for dissemination online.

A specific web page or pages on StreamNet will be maintained for the CAP Fish HLI (CAX) data and will contain clear reference to all of the organizations and data providers. 

As users access these pages, they will be presented with a EULA requiring agreement before access to the site is granted. Upon accepting this EULA, data users will be allowed free access to the metric and indicator level data in the CAX database. The expectation is that these data have been derived, quality checked, shared between multiple entities, and generally collected through the expenditure of public funds.

Metadata, including protocols used to calculate the indicators for each population, will be available on the StreamNet website.

IMPORTANT! BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT. YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THE DATA IN THIS DATABASE UNLESS AND UNTIL YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS EULA.

 In order to access, share, or use these datasets you agree that:

  1. You acknowledge that data in the StreamNet database are dynamic and may be updated at any time. Notification of data updates will be posted on the StreamNet website.
  2. Data contributors, StreamNet, PSMFC, and Bonneville Power Administration accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of these data or for the uses and/or interpretations to which these data may be put.
  3. Data contributors have uploaded links to the metadata and associated publications that may discuss the limitations and proper use of the data. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with these restrictions if you use the data.
  4. We may take measures to restrict access to these data if violations occur, to ensure violations are not repeated.
  5. You will be careful to properly credit individuals and agencies when using data, and will follow reputable standards for the use and interpretation of scientific information.
  6. You assume responsibility to determine the usability of the data for your purposes.
  7. Before publication, you will contact the appropriate data contributors and to maintain a record of contact prior to significant use of data in any publication in order to:
    1. obtain verification, data use limitations, and context for data through metadata records.
    2. secure appropriate permissions prior to submission for publication by sending requests to data owners and cc’ing the data publishers or peer review team.
    3. arrange appropriate acknowledgements, citations, and/or authorships.
  8. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in denial of access to data files in future requests. (Data owners have 90 days to respond to data publication reviews). You will be notified of any accusations of failure to comply and have opportunities to defend your action to ensure continued access.
  9. StreamNet will endeavor to design and maintain access to CA data for only those that agree to comply with this EULA. However, PSMFC StreamNet does not accept any liability for this DSA, or for any compliance failure, or any responsibility for enforcement of this agreement or for the use or misuse of any data accessed through this database.

Data compilers who upload data into the CAX should ensure that all agencies and tribes that contributed to the database are acknowledged by:

List all the organizations that provided data used to calculate the values for this record. Entries must meet the requirements as defined in the ContactAgency field. If more than one, separate the entries with the bar character ” | “.

This field is for ADDITIONAL organizations. There is no need to include the organization identified in the ContactAgency field. (It is acceptable to include the contact agency – but redundant.)

Data compilers who upload data into the CAX should ensure that all agencies and tribes that contributed to the database are acknowledged by:

List all the organizations that provided data used to calculate the values for this record.  Entries must meet the requirements as defined in the ContactAgency field.  If more than one, separate the entries with the bar character ” | “.

 This field is for ADDITIONAL organizations.  There is no need to include the organization identified in the ContactAgency field.  (It is acceptable to include the contact agency – but redundant.)

Metadata for submitted data sets will list the source agency(s), scientist, publication, and other information as references for the user. These metadata should include protocols used to calculate the indicators for each population. For each population, a list of each agency and tribe, including contact information, will be generated as users download data.

In addition, as related StreamNet data are updated and associated with these populations, PSMFC and CRITFC will maintain and update links to the specific publications and citations underlying this related data in the CRITFC Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Library.

DSA Input refers to the content included in the DSA form that is filled out by data contributor/creator/provider. DSA Output refers to what data requester sees on the website, or when clicks ‘Download’

Indicator Data from the StreamNet Fish HLIs (CAX) Database is Open Access with EULA User Acknowledgement

DSA Input: Indicator data downloaded from CAX database onto StreamNet dedicated webpage. Metadata including protocols and citations will be included. No stipulations for required interaction with end users are necessary. See EULA.

DSA Output: Data users acknowledge policy and basic data-sharing agreement by “clicking” before access. A list of all data contributors by population is generated at download. See EULA.

Metric and “Trend” Data from StreamNet Fish Monitoring Data Database is Open Access with EULA User Acknowledgement

DSA Input: Data uploaded to CAX consistent with DES. Metadata including protocols and citations included for each metric. All data have been approved for sharing by being marked “Public” by data provider after QA/QC completed.

DSA Output: Access also available through CA database at StreamNet. Metadata, including citations, are linked to each metric (if possible) or generated by population at download. Citations for associated “trends” also linked after publications are provided to Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Library.

Fish Monitoring Data (Trends) End User License Agreement (updated November 1, 2020)

The End User License Agreement applied to the CAP Fish HLI (CAX) data was adapted for the Fish Monitoring Data (trends) data.

EULA

IMPORTANT! BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (EULA). YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THE DATA IN THIS DATABASE UNLESS AND UNTIL YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS EULA.

In order to access, share, or use these datasets you agree that:

1. You acknowledge that data in the StreamNet database are dynamic and may be updated at any time.

2. Data contributors StreamNet PSMFC and Bonneville Power Administration accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of these data or for the uses and/or interpretations to which these data may be put.

3. Data contributors sometimes provide links to metadata and associated publications that may discuss the limitations and proper use of the data. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with these restrictions if you use the data.

4. We may take measures to restrict access to these data if violations occur to ensure violations are not repeated.

5. You will be careful to properly credit individuals and agencies when using data and will follow reputable standards for the use and interpretation of scientific information.

6. You assume responsibility to determine the usability of the data for your purposes.

7. Before publication you will contact the appropriate data contributors and maintain a record of contact prior to significant use of data in any publication in order to:

a. obtain verification, data use limitations, and context for data through metadata.

b. secure appropriate permissions prior to submission for publication by sending requests to data owners and sending a copy to the data publishers or peer review team.

c. arrange appropriate acknowledgements, citations, and/or authorships.

8. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in denial of access to data files in future requests. (Data owners have 90 days to respond to data publication reviews). You will be notified of any accusations of failure to comply and have opportunities to defend your action to ensure continued access.

9. StreamNet will endeavor to design and maintain access to data for only those who agree to comply with this EULA. However PSMFC (StreamNet) does not accept any liability for this Data Sharing Agreement or for any compliance failure or any responsibility for enforcement of this agreement or for the use or misuse of any data accessed from this database.

The data compiler will associate the code for the agency that put the data into the StreamNet standards and sent them to StreamNet and is responsible for updates (see StreamNet Fish Monitoring Data Trends DES document for codes). In instances where the person sending data to StreamNet is employed by one agency but functions within a different agency (common for PSMFC staff), the CompilerID reflects the agency the person functions within. 

As StreamNet data are updated, PSMFC and CRITFC will maintain and update links to the specific publications and citations underlying this related data in the CRITFC Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Library.