CoL Life Science Identifiers (LSIDs)

This year we have introduced a unique LSID (Life Science Identifier, for every recognised taxon in the Annual Checklist, as recommended by TDWG. LSIDs appear on Species Details pages and in the tree. Software or human users can “resolve” the LSID to obtain information expressed as TCS metadata in RDF format, using an LSID Resolution Service. See: We thank TDWG and CBOL for funding, and Richard White, Ewen Orme & Andrew Jones (Cardiff University) for the implementation.