Species File Group

The Species (life on Earth) File (software) Group (collaborating community) builds tools that facilitate cataloging, description, and study of the Earth’s species.

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Specializing in workbenches for biodiversity scientists and indexing all the Earth's species, our group also produces a wide range of open-source libraries and utilities.

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Our resources serve the scientific community through collaboration including global infrastructure like the Catalogue of Life. Help us grow!

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Decades long curation utilizing SFG software by our team and collaborators has resulted in high quality biodiversity data.

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You can financially support the efforts of the Species File Group and its collaborators, coming soon- donate via the University of Illinois.