Edited on: 28 Aug 2015

For over 250 years, scientific names have been used to refer to organisms. Our literature, museums, herbaria, and databases rely heavily on names such that an infrastructure that manages (the strings that serve as) names can discover, index, organize and interconnect on-line information about organisms and serve the needs of biologists. That is the vision for the Global Names Architecture (GNA).

Rich Pyle made a very informative introduction into problems Global Names is aimed to solve.

This site aims to provide information about projects released as parts of Global Names.

Please file an issue on github if you have suggestions about style or content of this site.