The Catalogue of Life partnership thanks those organisations that have funded the programme. In particular, thanks this year to the European Commission for our own 4D4Life e-Infrastructure project (2009-2012), as well as continuations via EC EDIT NoE, EC Key2Nature and EC BHL-E projects. We further thank NBII, the Smithsonian and EoL in the USA, University of Reading (Centre for Plant Diversity & Systemetics) in the UK, the WorldFish Center (SeaLifeBase project) in the Philippines, NIES in Japan and ETI Bioinformatics in the Netherlands.

We thank all who contributed to the content, especially David Eades (principal database developer of Species Files), Ward Appeltans (data manager of WoRMS) and Paul Kirk (coordinator of fungal databases). We would acknowledge all the people from the GSD community who provided us with valuable support in data export and transformation this year: Angel Anta, Guy Baillargeon, Vanderlei Perez Canhos, as well as those acknowledged in the two preceding years: Rosario Dioguardi, Richard Flood, Johannes Goll, Anton GŁntsch, Sergey Jezniakowsky, Alexander Kroupa, Antonella Linguanti, Silvia Lusa, Bart Vanhoorne and Lisa Walley. We thank Richard White for additional data integrity checks in this edition. We also thank Rebecca Mann at the Species 2000 Secretariat for distribution CD/DVD copies around the world and handling the requests received by the Secretariat.

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