Biodiversity Informatics Projects of The World
- The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) (for marine species)
- The Species 2000, ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), and Catalogue of Life projects
- EOL, The Encyclopedia of Life project
- The Consortium for the Barcode of Life project
- The uBio Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer, from the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory
- The Index to Organism Names (ION) from Thomson Reuters, providing access to scientific names of taxa from numerous journals as indexed in the Zoological Record
- ZooBank, the registry for nomenclatural acts and relevant systematic literature in zoology
- The Index Nominum Genericorum, compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, maintained at the Smithsonian Institution in the U.S.A.
- The International Plant Names Index
- MycoBank, documenting new names and combinations for fungi
- The List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) - Official register of valid names for bacteria and archaea, as governed by the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria
- The Biodiversity Heritage Library project - digitising biodiversity literature
- Wikispecies, open source (community-editable) compilation of taxonomic information, companion project to Wikipedia
- TaxonConcept.org, a Linked Data project that connects disparate species databases
- Instituto de Ciencias Naturales. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Virtual Collections and Biodiversity Informatics Unit
- ANTABIF. The Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility gives free and open access to Antarctic Biodiversity data, in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty.
Regional and national projects:
- Fauna Europaea
- Atlas of Living Australia
- A Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI)
- i4Life project
- LifeWatch is proposed by ESFRI as a pan-European research (e-)infrastructure to support Biodiversity research and policy-making.
A listing of over 600 current biodiversity informatics related activities can be found at the TDWG "Biodiversity Information Projects of the World" database.
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