SCAN PLAN FOR DEVELOPING TAXONOMIC TREES.
1). SCAN will serve as a major repository of taxonomic trees for arthropods. All taxonomic trees created in SCAN should be transferable to other databases. Using SCAN as a central taxonomy provides the greatest control for the experts to make immediate changes. Relying on an external entities can be limiting and problematic. Editing the taxonomy within SCAN is rather easy.
2) We will collaborate with other individuals and groups in developing trees.