The three different user groups and their connection: 1) Researchers that combine data from the portal with their own data, running models and publishing the results; 2) Consulting companies getting the order to analyse a certain area for environmental effects or have to inventorise red-listed species. Beside writing reports, scientific publishing can be found as well (e.g. Helldin et al. 2015). Decision-makers are interested in following up the distribution of red-listed species or the species diversity in a certain region. They have to taken into account the published work of the other two user groups.

  Part of: Leidenberger S, K├Ąck M, Karlsson B, Kindvall O (2016) The Analysis Portal and the Swedish LifeWatch e-infrastructure for biodiversity research. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7644.