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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
data for life
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 first rule of intelligent tinkering …. is to save all of the pieces” (Aldo Leopold) .
ISIS Membership • 36 years of steady growth • More than 800 member institutions in 77 countries
ISIS Structure 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: 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: 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 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 ISIS: FOR ZOO AND AQUARIUM LIFE
ISIS data is used for:small population managementlife history studiessole source of veterinary data for many wildlife speciesindex to enormous array of frozen biomaterials –