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 webcite Authoritative phylogeny from Angiosperm Phylogeny Group
Dryad webcite Public archive of data associated with peer-reviewed bioscience articles
ICBN webcite International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
ICSP webcite International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes
ICZN webcite International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
JDAP webcite Joint Data Archiving Policy that directs authors to submit supporting data to an appropriate public archive
Mesquite webcite, webcite Interactive software for comparative analysis; email list is a common venue for addressing interoperability issues
MIAPA webcite, webcite Open project to develop a Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis standard
MorphoBank webcite Web tool for sharing and publishing comparative data linked to images and specimen vouchers
NAR database issue webcite List of secondary resources with alignments and trees (under protein sequences: domain databases)
NESCent webcite National Evolutionary Synthesis Center that supports many interoperability projects
NeXML webcite Open project to develop an XML format for comparative data and trees
NIH policy webcite Data sharing policy applicable to NIH-funded research
NSF policy webcite Data sharing policy applicable to NSF-funded research
NWO policy$file/Regeling%20subsidieverlening%20NWO.pdf webcite Data sharing policy applicable to NWO-funded research, policy specified on p19, items 30 and onwards
Phylomatic webcite Software that supports grafting and pruning to create plant phylogenies from APG mega-tree
TDWG webcite Biodiversity information standards organization with an active “Phylogenetic standards” interest group
TimeTree webcite Secondary resource synthesizing data on divergence times
iPlant TNRS webcite Taxonomic Name Resolution Service for plant names
ToLWeb webcite Secondary resource to assemble a curated tree of life
TreeBASE webcite Public archive for published trees and character data.
uBio webcite Taxonomic name resolution service for life

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