An ESFRI project in the implementation phase in several EU countries. Scratchpads will provide a prototype service desk (user interface). GBIF will provide data. LifeWatch will provide analytical services. Wouter Los, lead of ViBRANT WP4 has been the coordinator of the LifeWatch preparatory projects, W. Berendsohn has led the LifeWatch WP on the LifeWatch implementation plan.