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Submitted by admin on 19 January 2017
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The project was initially backed by a funding commitment led by the MacArthur Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. Additional funding came from five cornerstone institutions—the Field Museum, Harvard University, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Smithsonian Institution. The project was initially led by Jim Edwards and the development team by David Patterson. Today, participating institutions and individual donors continue to support EOL through financial contributions.