The Catalogue of Life (CoL) thanks Naturalis in the Netherlands, the US Geological Survey, the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Natural History Survey in the USA, FIN in the Philippines, and Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences in China. We further thank all those organisations and individuals that contributed to the CoL, and the European Commission for funding the network and infrastructure development projects: EuroCat (EVR1-CT-2002-20011, 2003-2006), 4D4Life (FP7-238988, 2009-2012) and i4Life (FP7-261555, 2010-2013).

The Catalogue of Life Programme thanks all of the 150 organisations that continue to contribute taxonomic expertise. We acknowledge all of the people from the GSD community who provided us with valuable support in data export and transformation this and preceding years: Timalka Kalubowila, Michael Hassler, Viktoras Didžiulis, Heimo Rainer, Alexander Kroupa, Bart Vanhoorne, Leen Vandepitte, Marilyn Beckman, Dagmar Triebel, Adrian Hine, Angel Anta, Michael Malicky, Ward Appeltans, Guy Baillargeon, Vanderlei Perez Canhos, Rosario Dioguardi, Richard Flood, Johannes Goll, Anton Güntsch, Sergey Jezniakowsky, Antonella Linguanti, Silvia Lusa, Lisa Walley and Markus Weiss. The Catalogue of Life would like to express gratitude to all authors of databases who kindly contributed data in the past: CephBase by James Wood, Catriona Day & Ron O'Dor (2000-2005), AlgaeBase by Michael Guiry (2000-2012), Rosaceae checklist via IOPI-GPC by Richard Pankhurst (2006-2013), FWCrabs by Célio Magalhães (2010-2012), EbenaBase by Bruno Wallnöfer (2012-2014), Melastomataceae.Net by Susanne Renner with colleagues (2012-2014) and World Umbellifer Database by Mark Watson (2012-2014).

Our very special thanks go to former CoL database managers Monalisa Cachuela-Palacio (2002-2005) and Luvie Paglinawan (2006-2012). We thank Richard White and Francisco Quevedo Fernandez for their work on the LSID Resolver, and Mil de Reus at the Species 2000 Secretariat for distributing DVD copies around the world and handling requests. We acknowledge all people, who kindly help us with translation of user interface in different languages: David Ouvrard (French), Francisco Quevedo Fernandez (Spanish), Li-Song Wang (Chinese), Marina Novoselova (Russian), Dora Ann Langes Canhos (Portuguese), Wouter Addink (Dutch), Phuripong Meksuwan (Thai), Dang Mau Trinh (Vietnamese), Viktoras Didžiulis (Lithuanian), Magdalena Sitko (Polish) and Thomas Kunze (German).