The world's largest biodiversity data aggregators use TDWG data standards to integrate data from more than 1,300 data providers. Our standards are developed and maintained by practicing biodiversity scientists and data managers from around the world. The social infrastructure provided by TDWG enables this international collaboration. TDWG itself depends on its members to operate and maintain its communication tools and support the actual work of standards development. The financial support of its members makes TDWG more effective. Please join! TDWG has individual and institutional memberships. Please contact the email@example.com if you would like to become a member.
Benefits of membership
- Voting rights: TDWG members[*] can vote in TDWG elections (Executive officers, subcommittee Chairs, rules of governance)
- Discount on article publishing charges (APCs) in the TDWG Journal Biodiversity Information Science and Standards (BISS)
[*] Institutional member votes are weighted by five ( × 5 ) in situations where votes of institutional and individual members must be combined, such as the election of officers.
Membership is based on the calendar year. We solicit membership payments early in the year. Memberships fees can be paid at any time during the year, but apply to the calendar year.
|Membership Type||Annual Dues ($USD)|
[*] Institutional memberships paid in the first quarter (before 31 March) are usually discounted 20% (reduced to $400).
Request an invoice to pay membership dues by sending an email to the TDWG Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, institution name, and address. TDWG is now managing membership through the Zoho Invoicing platform. Prospective and current members may establish an account on the platform to help manage their membership, including printing invoices, pay an invoice (online or offline), print receipts, and view payment history. Request an invitation to establish your account with TDWG.
Membership dues can be paid:
- online by credit card, or
- by bank wire (banking details included with an invoice)
- by check drawn on a United States bank.
Institutional members 2020
|Atlas of Living Australia||Canberra|
|Belgian Biodiversity Platform||Brussels|
|Biodiversity Heritage Library||Washington, DC|
|Biodiversity Institute, Univ of Kansas||Lawrence, KS|
|Bishop Museum||Honolulu, HI|
|Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum||Berlin|
|California Academy of Sciences||San Francisco, CA|
|Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research||Canberra|
|Cornell Lab of Ornithology||Ithaca, NY|
|Field Museum||Chicago, IL|
|Finnish Museum of Natural History||Helsinki|
|Florida Museum of Natural History||Gainesville, FL|
|Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)||Copenhagen|
|Harvard University/Ernst Mayr Library/Museum of Comparative Zoology||Cambridge, MA|
|Illinois Natural History Survey||Champaign, IL|
|Missouri Botanical Garden||St Louis, MO|
|Museum of Natural Sciences / Museu de Ciències Naturals||Barcelona|
|National Museum / Národní Muzeum||Prague|
|National Museum of Natural History||Washington, DC|
|National Museums Scotland||Edinburgh|
|National Research Collections Australia CSIRO||Canberra|
|Naturalis Biodiversity Center||Leiden|
|New York Botanical Garden||The Bronx, NY|
|Botanic Garden Meise / Plantentuin Meise||Meise Belgium|
|Research Institute for Nature and Forest (EV INBO)||Brussels|
|Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh||Edinburgh|
|Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew||Richmond London|
|Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne||Melbourne|
|Swedish Museum of Natural History / Naturhistoriska Riksmusee||Stockholm|
|Swedish Species Information Centre / ArtDatabanken||Uppsala|