Table 1

Links to resources mentioned in the text (contact the authors if a resource is no longer available at the given address)
Name URI or email address Role in sharing of data
APG tree http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/ webcite Authoritative phylogeny from Angiosperm Phylogeny Group
Dryad http://www.datadryad.org webcite Public archive of data associated with peer-reviewed bioscience articles
ICBN http://ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm webcite International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
ICSP http://www.the-icsp.org/ webcite International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes
ICZN http://iczn.org/ webcite International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
JDAP http://datadryad.org/jdap webcite Joint Data Archiving Policy that directs authors to submit supporting data to an appropriate public archive
Mesquite http://www.mesquiteproject.org webcite, http://mesquitelist@mesquiteproject.org webcite Interactive software for comparative analysis; email list is a common venue for addressing interoperability issues
MIAPA http://www.evoio.org/wiki/MIAPA webcite, http://miapa-discuss@googlegroups.com webcite Open project to develop a Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis standard
MorphoBank http://www.morphobank.org/ webcite Web tool for sharing and publishing comparative data linked to images and specimen vouchers
NAR database issue http://www.oxfordjournals.org/nar/database/c webcite List of secondary resources with alignments and trees (under protein sequences: domain databases)
NESCent http://www.nescent.org webcite National Evolutionary Synthesis Center that supports many interoperability projects
NeXML http://www.nexml.org webcite Open project to develop an XML format for comparative data and trees
NIH policy http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing/ webcite Data sharing policy applicable to NIH-funded research
NSF policy http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp webcite Data sharing policy applicable to NSF-funded research
NWO policy http://www.nwo.nl/files.nsf/pages/SPES_5VEDDR/$file/Regeling%20subsidieverlening%20NWO.pdf webcite Data sharing policy applicable to NWO-funded research, policy specified on p19, items 30 and onwards
Phylomatic http://www.phylodiversity.net/phylomatic/ webcite Software that supports grafting and pruning to create plant phylogenies from APG mega-tree
TDWG http://www.tdwg.org webcite Biodiversity information standards organization with an active “Phylogenetic standards” interest group
TimeTree http://www.timetree.net webcite Secondary resource synthesizing data on divergence times
iPlant TNRS http://tnrs.iplantcollaborative.org/ webcite Taxonomic Name Resolution Service for plant names
ToLWeb http://www.tolweb.org webcite Secondary resource to assemble a curated tree of life
TreeBASE http://www.treebase.org webcite Public archive for published trees and character data.
uBio http://www.ubio.org webcite Taxonomic name resolution service for life

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