This data contains a comprehensive collection of all Nature-Inspired Algorithms that have been published to-date. This collection is a result of two corresponding surveys, where all nature-inspired algorithms were gathered and preliminary data have been acquired. Detailed description is given in the txt file. The data set consists of 43 variables, including the algorithm's name, the year presented, the name of the author(s), the name of the Journal or Conference where it has been published, the applications tackled in the initial study, etc. The full description of the dataset is given in https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105792 .