|The follow is the prioritized list of constraints as identified by the six working groups.
- Different data access policies
- Consistency of data reporting
- Funding - equitable return on investment
- Balance of control - network governance, programs need to feel like they are participants
- Data sensitivity - how will be used or misused, how to reconcile policy on sensitive data
- Standardization of data - some disparity - needs to be overcome, format issues, data content most important
- Time/Staff/Skills - human resources, fund time, fund training, maintain it - keep up with technology changes.
- Individual buy in to the network
- Politics - ability to participate, capabilities, technologies, and internal politics
- Decision making/management - how to manage the network, folks feel that they have buy-in, apparatus that folks feel comfortable with, support, marketing, appropriate authority to make decisions.
- Technical capacity
- Leadership team
- How to retain individual programs' management to the local market - policies, fees, precision, licensing (keeping the data system turfless)
- Parent agency policies - firewall, rules, software limitation
- State/Provincial/Private Land policies - FOIA, Private Lands
- Human Resources
- Technical Resources - system conversions, proprietary software, funding
- Funding and staffing - Maintenance - Reliability of Long Term Funding.
- Misinterpretation/misuse of the data - not being able to interpret correctly.
- Loss of control of the data - proprietary issues
- Lack of standardization - problem with credibility as a whole from the users stand point.