SILVA 'external source'

For rapid deployment and ease of use a number of 'external sources' to the SILVA content management system are available that allow you to include staff lists for departments or research groups and individual research staff biographies. There are 3 Silva external sources available.

Note: IRIS data being fed to Silva websites is currently being cached on the server side. This will speed up the delivery of IRIS data for Silva site visitors, however it will mean that, when updating IRIS data, there will be a delay of up to 2 hours before the updated information will be seen on the live website.


For departments or research group websites that do not use the SILVA content management system - the project can provide 'php' extracts that can be included in your website that will provide some additional flexibility to that which is provided by the Silva feeds.  Greater control is possible over which data elements are displayed and which tabs are visible. A set of default style sheets are provided but these can be overwritten if desired -

RESTFUL - Web Services

For the greatest control over the display of the data use the IRIS API (accessible using 'Restful Web Services') This allows up to date dynamic data relating to staff profiles to be included in department and research group websites. Requires the greatest degree of web development skills of the three methods but allows the greatest level of control