CETAF is a taxonomic research network formed by institutions of reference in Europe. The collections of their 33 members representing 59 institutions hold 80% of the worlds’ described biodiversity as specimens, collections and their data. Over 5000 researchers in European Natural History Museums, Natural Sciences Museums, Botanic Gardens and other research institutions are connected through CETAF. They contribute to Europe's knowledge-base by enhancing the synergies of our Member's collections and research capabilities. ICEDIG's origins lie within the CETAF community.