To get a general overview on the project, its vision, and scope see

See for documentation.

Documentation for TaxonWorks exists in companion repositories taxonworks_doc, taxonworks_api, install_taxonworks and websites (code documentation).

Learn more, collaborate

To learn more about using and collaborating with the TaxonWorks community see taxonworks_doc.


Instructions for installing TaxonWorks for development and production use, and notes on development tools are available in at install_taxonworks.


TaxonWorks is open source and is presently available under the University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License, read more here.


The foundation of TaxonWorks is funded by an endowment of the Species File Group. This project was funded in part by NSF-ABI-1356381. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.