CollaborationWe work with a wide range of people and organizations to advance biodiversity informatics
Community ResourcesThe SFG provides live instances of various open-source software packages as tools for our collaborators. We ask our collaborators to read and understand our shared expectations in these endeavors.
We have installations of TaxonWorks in production and sandboxes.
Funding from the Species File GroupSmall awards from the SFG that advance biodiversity informatics
- See grants via the Orthopterist's society
- Contact R. Edward DeWalt regarding current opportunities for small awards that fill gaps in the Catalogue of Life
Small grant awardees
- Thomas McElrath, Matthew Gimmel, and Gareth Powell: World Cucujoidea. In progress.
- Marcin Kaminski: World Sepidiini. Available at https://doi.org/10.48580/d4sl-3gm. Finished
- Michele Rossini: World dung beetles of subfamily Bolboceratinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae). In progress.
- Vinicius S. Ferreira: Lycidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) of the World. In progress.
The SFG has offered support in the past in the following ways:
- Undergraduate and graduate student stipends
- Societies, like the Entomological Collections Network
- Curators, at an hourly rate
- Taxonomists, particularly those contributing to the Catalogue of Life Curators, at an hourly rate
Catalogue of Life
The SFG supports the Editorship, development and curation of the Catalogue of Life
- The Species File Group manages the data and pipeline for over 20 dataset. See Data for the complete list.
- The Editor of the Catalogue of Life, Yuri Roskov, is a SFG Core member
- Geoff Ower is a SFG Core member, he is its key incoming-data-wrangler and a core contributor to GBIF's new Catalog of Life+ tools and metadata development
- The SFG has actively funded those seeking to fill gaps in the Catalog of Life. Its early mission was focused on facilitating the growth of the Catalog of Life through the sharing of its tools to others who wished to contribute to this project.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library
Natural History Collections
Curating, or delivering data from tools hosted by the SFG
- INHS Insect Collection, University of Illinois
- Frost Museum, State College, Pennsylvania
- North Carolina State Insect Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina
- New Hampshire Insect Collection, Durham, New Hampshire
Workbenches developed and hosted by the SFG have sparked many collaborations
Taxon-centric projects using the original Species Files Software
Projects using the 3i, a precursor to TaxonWorks
A range of projects remain actively curated in mx, another precursor to TaxonWorks
Collaborations with anonymous users, see data
Labs using SFG infrastructure in return guiding us with feedback and direction
- Adriano Kury's Arachno Lab
- Dean's Lab, Penn State
- Smith Lab
- Dietrich Leafhopper Lab
- Heraty Lab
- Woolley Lab
- Wharton Lab
Projects once collaborated on by the SFG, no longer maintained but of historical interest