The IUCN Species Information Service (SIS) is the central database used by IUCN to store and manage species accounts and assessments for publication on The IUCN Red List.
Access to SIS is restricted to users who are involved in global or regional IUCN Red List assessment projects (e.g., IUCN SSC Specialist Group members, Red List Authority Coordinators, Red List Partners, IUCN Global Species Programme staff, IUCN Regional Office staff).
Registered users can access SIS online where they can prepare, edit and submit assessments to the IUCN Red List Unit in an appropriate format for publication on the IUCN Red List.
SIS Tools and Guidance Documents
The following documents and tools are availableto help users to find their way around SIS and begin using the system to create Red List assessments. Please note that some of these resources need updating, however they still provide a useful guide to using SIS:
- SIS - A Brief Overview
- Module 6: IUCN Species Information Service of the online IUCN Red List Training course.
- SIS Self-teach Tool. This manual, available as both an MS Power Point show and a PDF, guides users through SIS.
- Supporting Information Guidelines
- Two documents are available to Guide assessors through entering data into SIS for plant and marine species assessments:
SIS News and Updates
We aim to keep all users of SIS informed of any news and updates to the service through an online announcement page.