COMPADRE is a long-term enterprise initiated in 1989 by Jonathan Silvertown and Miguel Franco. COMADRE was instituted by Salguero-Gómez in 2011. Currently these databases are supported and hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany). To learn more about the history and development of COMPADRE and COMADRE, click. COMPADRE and COMADRE have been supported by the following funding agencies.

The COMPADRE and COMADRE team is composed of three sub-teams: a core committee, a science committee and a digitization team: