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Integrated Information Management System, Development of Web Interface

Project ID: 3625
Principal Investigator: Eric Peterson
Research Topic: Water Resource Data Analysis
Funded Fiscal Years: 2010 and 2011
Keywords: None

Project Abstract

We regard the development of IIMS prior to this proposal as highly successful, yet several limitations were identified that endangered the purpose of IIMS as information repository for intergovernmental restoration partnerships, particularly:
- Maintaining links between desktop software and centralized databases is IT-intensive
- Deployment to additional area offices requires customized SMS packaging

PROPOSED SOLUTION:
Implementing full IIMS capabilities through the web will solve the limitations identified AND will improve data stewardship (data management and documentation), by:
* Simplifying interface-database connections by restructuring to a single dedicated link
* Eliminating need for desktop installs
* Equilibrating data access for river restoration partnerships
* Leveraging web access for more robust data stewardship.

The completed project, now called the Online Data Portal (ODP) has been implemented as a 'cloud server', with a replicable server image that can be implemented by other programs on demaind. The ODP continues to grow beyond the original S&T proposal with added funding from the Trinity River Restoration Program. TRRP's ODP implementation is publicly accessible at http://odp.trrp.net

Contributing Partners

Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Pacific Northwest Region

Research Products

Not Reviewed

The following documents were not reviewed. Statements made in these documents are those of the authors. The findings have not been verified.

Integrated Information Management System, Development of Web Interface, a.k.a. Online Data Portal (ODP) (final, PDF, 4.2MB)
By Eric Peterson
Report completed on May 09, 2014

Project ID 165 developed an initial IIMS, but was hindered by government IT constraints. This new project sought to overcome these. The proposed solution implemented full IIMS capabilities through the web to both solve the limitations identified AND improve data stewardship. The completed project, now called the Online Data Portal (ODP) continues to grow beyond the original S&T proposal with added funding from the Trinity River Restoration Program. See http://odp.trrp.net.
Keywords: information mananagement, river restoration, adaptive management, online database, data stewardship

This information was last updated on October 25, 2014
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