Bishop Museum, in partnership with the Catalogue of Life, iDigBio, GBIF, WoRMS, PLAZI, BHL, the International Congresses of Dipterology, and Pensoft Publishers, submitted a proposal to the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program, to develop the Global Names Usage Bank. This proposed project will dramatically improve the core infrastructure behind GNUB in particular, and globalnames in general.