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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 the international species information system an intro by a gbif newbie nate flesness
ISIS: the International Species InformAtion System - an intro BY A GBIF “NEWBIE” Nate Flesness


data

for

life


Isis living animal collections

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)

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Isis membership
ISIS Membership coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescued

  • 36 years of steady growth

  • More than 800 member institutions in 77 countries


More than 800 member institutions in 77 countries
More than 800 member institutions in 77 countries coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescued


Isis structure
ISIS Structure coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescued

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


Isis holds
ISIS Holds: coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescued

Data on 2.4 million individual animals – most followed birth to death.

Data on 10,000+ species (vertebrates and invertebrates)

Pedigree/provenance

Demography

Millions of Biomaterials samples, most frozen

Extensive conservation medicine information

2000-4000 data fields per individual animal


Isis systems
ISIS Systems: coordination, cooperation – and the collection and exchange of accurate information, some species have been rescued

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


Zims introduction

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)


Zims is an aquarium solution as well
ZIMS is an aquarium solution as well solution, the “Zoological

 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


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