ISIS: the International Species InformAtion System - an intro BY A GBIF “NEWBIE” Nate Flesness. data for life. ISIS is an international NGO –a US headquartered 501c3 non-profit membership organization of zoos, aquariums and related facilities.
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ISIS is an international NGO –a US headquartered 501c3 non-profit membership organization of zoos, aquariums and related facilities.ISIS - Living animal collections
Through scientific expertise, genetic research, coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescued
“The coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescuedfirst rule of intelligent tinkering …. is to save all of the pieces” (Aldo Leopold)
Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN USA (12 staff)
Software team in Gurgaon, near Delhi, India (variable size)
Regional coordinators/support staff in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Bogota, Delhi
International Board of Trustees elected by Institutional Members
Data on 2.4 million individual animals – most followed birth to death.
Data on 10,000+ species (vertebrates and invertebrates)
Millions of Biomaterials samples, most frozen
Extensive conservation medicine information
2000-4000 data fields per individual animal
Now deploying (first 30 institutions out of 837) is ISIS new ZIMS release 1.
Real-time web-based “cloud” solution.
2000 data fields, 350 screens, 750,000 lines of code
Later releases will double this.
Legacy ISIS systems are desktop solutions for ISIS-member living collections (99% run ISIS software locally), monthly batch update to ISIS central databases which drive some web services
Now ISIS is rolling out a real-time web-based integrated solution, the “Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS)ZIMS introduction
We solution, the “Zoological are currently transferingthe world’s zoological data and 837 ISIS members to a new web-based system – ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System)
ISIS: FOR ZOO AND AQUARIUM LIFE
ISIS data is used for: solution, the “Zoological small population managementlife history studiessole source of veterinary data for many wildlife speciesindex to enormous array of frozen biomaterials –
Thank You! solution, the “Zoological