- This field contains the name of the person who identified the specimen.
- N.B.: Do not confuse the Identifier field with the Collector field. The Identifier field contains the name of the person who identified the specimen. The Collector field contains the name of the person who harvested, gathered, or sampled the specimen. It is possible, but not mandatory, for the two fields to contain the same name.
- Enter the family name, followed by a comma, a space and the first name.
|Identifier|| Takashi, David|
- Initials should be followed by periods.
|Identifier|| Rosa, Claudio O.|
- Periods and commas should be followed by a space, unless they are followed by other punctuation.
|Identifier|| Rosa, Claudio O.; Poirier, Louise|
- If an individual has an honorific title, enter his or her family name, comma, space, first name, comma, space and the title.
|Identifier|| Dumoulin, Pierre, Father|
- If you wish to enter two names for the same person, first enter the name by which he or she is best known, following the rules above, and add the other name in parentheses without inverting it.
|Identifier|| Dupuis, Juliette (Juliette Carrier)|Example 2
|Identifier|| Saint-Stanislas, Sister, a.s.v. (Gabrielle Beaulieu)|
- Names of organizations must be entered in full, respecting their spelling and without abbreviations.
|Identifier|| Jean Little & Son Ltd.|
- Enter the acronym if it is the most widely known name of the business, followed by the full name in parentheses.
|Identifier|| IRBV (Institut de recherche en biologie végétale de l'Université de Montréal)|
- This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space.
|Identifier|| Vinh, Robert; Granger, Pierre|