The project has is partially funded through the US NSF to DA, PEET (Hymenoptera Name Server) to Norm Johnson, Mellon Foundation through a collaborative project with the Digital Library Project at the American Museum of Natural History (, and supported by the American Museum of Natural History, and Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.

Data input is provided by an increasing amount of colleagues from around the world.


  • SIWeb is part of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Species Survival Commission's Social Insects Specialists Group information provision program; the International Union for the Study of Social Insects; the databases are endorsed by the International Society of Hymenopterists.
  • and HNS are provider of ant taxonomy authority data to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  • The publications accessibility project is supported in various ways by the South African Museum, Cape Town, the Natural History Museum, London, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Zoological Museum, University of Sao Paulo, and an increasing number of systematics literature publishing societies and colleagues from around the world, being specifically asked for their cooperation.
  • Core project of IBOY, the International Biodiversity Observation Year.


August 1996, by Donat Agosti and James M. Carpenter

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