For projects merging many source matrices into one large matrix where there may be a subsequent need to evaluate, merge or edit extensive lists of characters and taxa by consensus, MorphoBank's taxonomic and character directories can provide useful services.
In a typical super-matrix project, a group of experts convene to survey existing literature for characters and, perhaps, taxa to be included in a single "super-matrix" covering all significant aspects of area of taxonomy. MorphoBank's central character list provides a tool for managing large lists of characters, annotating them with notes, reordering them arbitrarily, and attaching exemplar images to characters and specific character states.
It is particularly critical in projects of this type that all participants have access to the most up to date data at all times. MorphoBank's centralized database and web-based access ensures that this is always the case.