The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a world-leading geoscience centre based in Nottingham. It is the first national geological survey in the world and has a long history of 200 years. Prof. FAN Junxuan, the leader of the Geobiodiversity Database (GBDB) was invited to visit BGS in July, 2016. Both leaders of BGS and GBDB reached an agreement that BGS would use GBDB as their platform to digitalize the stratigraphical and paleontological files, and GBDB group would set up an open access for BGS and help get this goal.