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Biosafety Clearing House Training Workshop. 18-19 December, 2008 Bangkok. Options for National Participation. Trainers names. Overview. An outline of possible options The different options (4+1) The pros and cons of each option Conclusion and questions.

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overview
Overview
  • An outline of possible options
    • The different options (4+1)
    • The pros and cons of each option
  • Conclusion and questions
options for national participation 4 1
Options for national participation – 4+1

Complexity

1. Management Center

Format

2. Simple nBCH

Format

Syntax

3. BCH Crawler

Format

4. BCH Web Service

Format

Syntax

Protocol

+1. Offline Participation

Format

SOAP & WSDL

Common Formats

Vocabularies

XML & XSD

Advanced

IT knowledge

required

No

IT knowledge

required

Some

IT knowledge

required

common formats and vocabularies
Common Formats and Vocabularies
  • Whatever the chosen option for national participation, conformance to Common Formats and Controlled Vocabularies is required.
  • This is the electronic equivalent of using a form (with specific fields for information) with a list of pre-determined choices for each answer (the controlled vocabulary)
option 1
Option 1
  • 1. BCH Management Centre
    • The Management Center of the BCH is the simplest, cheapest and most efficient way to register data in the BCH.
    • This is the most commonly used solution by governments and organizations.
option 11
Option 1

The Management Center is available online, as part of the BCH Central Portal.

It contains a series of entry forms that corresponds to each common formats.

It provides an easy and efficient way to submit information to the BCH in the proper format.

Submitted information is immediately made available online upon approval.

Example of an entry form

option 12
Option 1
  • Pros
    • No software to install, location independent
    • No maintenance required
    • Easy to use, fully supported
    • Available in all 6 UN languages
    • Server Infrastructure, Security and Backups by SCBD
  • Requirements
    • Requires a reliable internet connection
    • Records have to be entered using the Management Center
option 2
Option 2
  • 2. Simple nBCH Application
    • The Simple nBCH is a Microsoft Access database/application developed by the CBD Secretariat.
    • USA application –evolved from the former.
  • Pros
    • Easy to use
    • Does not require a stable internet connection
    • Information is hosted locally
  • Cons
    • Only supported on MS Windows
    • Software installation is required
    • Maintenance is required (for backups, etc...)
    • Records have to be entered manually
    • No integration with National or Regional Websites
    • Single node / computer, no distributed processing
option 3
Option 3
  • 3. BCH Crawler
  • Place your documents online on your web server and wait for the BCH to download them.
  • Pros
    • Allow interoperability with existing databases
    • Relatively easy to implement
    • Information is hosted locally
  • Requirements
    • Requires a National Web Site
    • Requires a stable internet connectivity
    • Requires some IT knowledge
    • Requires development
    • Publishing of information may be delayed (about 24h)
    • Party is responsible for maintenance, backups, etc.
options for national participation overview
Options for national participation Overview
  • 4. BCH Web Service
  • Send your document programmatically to the BCH using the BCH Web Service
  • Pros
    • Allow interoperability with existing databases
    • Information is hosted locally
    • Information is published without delay
    • Does not require a stable internet connectivity
  • Requirements
    • Requires advanced IT knowledge
    • Requires development
    • Party is responsible for maintenance, backups, etc.
options for national participation overview1
Options for national participation Overview
  • CANADIAN OPTION
  • Put your info in the BCH using Mgmt. Centre
  • Get your document programmatically from the BCH using the BCH Web Service
  • Pros
    • Allow interoperability with existing databases
    • Information is published without delay
  • Requirements
    • Web Site and stable internet connections
options for national participation scenarios
Options for national participation Scenarios

BCH Central Portal

http://bch.biodiv.org

National Web Site

http://www.bch.xy

BCH DB

BCH Management Centre

Option 1

Information is entered once

Information is entered twice

options for national participation scenarios1
Options for national participation Scenarios

BCH Central Portal

National Web Site

BCH DB

Simple nBCH

(MS Access)

MDB

Option 2

Information is entered once

options for national participation scenarios2
Options for national participation Scenarios

National Web Site

BCH Central Portal

BCH DB

BCH DB

XML

XML

XML

XML

Option 3

XML

XML

XML

XML

BCH Crawler

XML

XML

XML

XML

National

Applications

Existing Databases

DB

  • In this scenario, the BCH pulls the information from the National Web Site.
  • The BCH pulls the information on a regular basis to check for any updates

DB

options for national participation scenarios3
Options for national participation Scenarios

BCH Central Portal

National Web Site

BCH DB

BCH DB

BCH Web Service

Option 4

National

Applications

Existing Databases

DB

  • In this scenario, the National Web Site pushes the information to the BCH.
  • The National Web Site has the control of when the information is updated.

DB

options for national participation scenarios canadian new option
Options for national participation Scenarios – Canadian new option

BCH Management Centre

BCH Central Portal

Option 1

BCH DB

BCH DB

Option 4

BCH Web Service

National Web Site

  • In this scenario, the BCH Central Portal pushes the information to the Web Site.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • National options for participation
    • No solution is better than others
    • The best option depends on
      • the needs
        • how much information you have and;
        • how often you need to update your information
      • the assets
        • existing databases
        • platform used (windows, unix, etc.)
      • actual and future resources
        • IT knowledge
        • financial resources
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