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Integration of the CIPA project into the international Catalog of Life Programme (species 2000)

Par Cyril - Posté le 17 avril 2014

TitreIntegration of the CIPA project into the international Catalog of Life Programme (species 2000)
Type de publicationMiscellaneous
Nouvelles publications2005
AuteursGallut C, Anta A, Vignes Lebbe R
RésuméThe CIPA group has begun 10 years ago to collect, structure and compute information about phlebotomine sandflies of Americas. These information concern a lot of data described on species rank and already managed in a database: taxonomy, nomenclature, bibliography, epidemiology, geographic distribution and ecology; taxonomic descriptions are also collected for interactive identification with computer. Supported in part by the Program Science and Technology Cooperation, office of the Science Advisor, US; by the Agency for International Development, and by the Scientific and Technic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, the CIPA Database was firstly demonstrated in Merida (ISOPS II) and then published on-line with free access. The maintenance and evolution of scientific databases is clearly a crucial problem for collaborative project. The inter-connexion of databases through common web-based information service is developed by different international project to provide users with a unified access to the databases and to promote biological databases. Species 2000 is one of such project. The integration of CIPA database into Species 2000 was finished recently. It allows a new visibility of the project and enforces us to organize the update of our work. To achieve this with the collaboration of all CIPA members, an online access to edit and validate the data is in progress. But in Species 2000, CIPA database access is restricted to the data shared in this project (taxonomy and nomenclature). We organize to maintain our complete information system and also the compatibility with standards and protocols of international projects. Such objective combined technical informatics? development and scientific research. Participating to worldwide project has strong constraints but we are convinced of the positive consequence for scientific community (and all the society) of this type of on-line publication to construct a global biodiversity information system.