Where to meet us

  • 25-26 October 2014. Global Unique IDentifier workshop, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 27-30 October 2014. TDWG Jönköping, Sweden.


Plazi is a not-for-profit organization based in Bern, Switzerland and was founded on March 13th 2008. The bylaws are available in English and German.


For information on the origin of the Plazi name see The Story of the Original Plazi


Donat Agosti
Specialist for taxonomic literature

President Plazi
Director Plazi GmbH

Curriculum Vitae

related projects: Antbase.org

Terry Catapano
Lead developer of TaxonX XML schema and Taxpub Extension of the NLM/NCBI DTD

Vize-President Plazi

Columbia University, New York, USA

Willi Egloff
Legal Issues

Director Plazi GmbH

Lawyer and Partner
Advocomplex, Bern, Switzerland


Gregor Hagedorn
Director, Biowikifarm

Head of Digital World
Museum fĂĽr Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Berlin, Germany

Christiana Klingenberg
Taxonomist, designer of the markup process and manual


Jeremy Miller
Taxonomist and bioinformatician

Workflow design

Natutalis, Leiden NL

Robert A. Morris

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, UMASS-Boston
related projects: Filtered Push Project, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University

David Patterson
Emeritus Professor, the University of Sydney, Australia. With interests in a names-based cyberinfrastructure for the management of digital biodiversity data, the Global Names project, legal issues, and taxonomy.


Guido Sautter
Developer of the GoldenGATE editor,SRS and Refbank



Constanze Rehurek

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