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In progress - the intent is to provide verbiage to grant seekers who wish to collaborate with us.

Verbiage for collaborators writing grants

• TaxonWorks, the new standard for taxonomic workbench tools • Why TaxonWorks o stable endowment supported o Unified workbench (specimens, character matrices, keys, publication ready output) concept: Species File, MX, 3i o Software group of Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois o Built in a collaborative Ruby codebase o 6 full time staff for development, debugging, hardware maintenance o Meets current data standards (DwC, TDWG…) o Internet based o Global data sharing: CoL, GBIF (DwC-A), ITIS, EoL • Provide MX for short-term use • Migrate to TaxonWorks in 2015