The purpose of the annotation outreach is to make the process of annotation of maximally feasible quality across all species. The GO endeavours to bring together information about all research species. Within the GO, there are a number of excellent databases annotating model species but we need more manpower to help complete the annotation of additional species. There are also many species that are not being annotated at all yet and so we need to find annotation groups for them. However, many of the less well funded research species that are used to study different biological phenomena/processes. Manual annotation of these processes is essential to capture the full range of gene function. It will also allow us to extrapolate information back to the uncharacterised gene products of the reference genomes.