We are delighted to announce the publication of the first full release of the PREDICTS database! The data themselves are freely available via the Natural History Museum’s data portal, and the accompanying paper – with 515 authors from 61 countries – is now online at Ecology & Evolution. This version of the database includes data added to the database prior to March 2016; the most recent 25 datasets added to the database are therefore not included in this release or this paper, but will instead feature in a future update release. Thanks so much to everyone who has shared their data with us, and allowed us to share the data with the broader research community; thanks too to everyone who has worked on the project over the past four years.