Individual Identifier Database (IID)
The Individual Identifier System (IID) acts as a clearing house for identities, matching identity qualifying information ensuring that each person has one and only one identity record keyed by a unique UCSF identity number. IID is the system of record for all UCSF identities.
The Individual Identifier system comprised of the Individual Identifier Database and a set of programs which enable on-line maintenance of and inquiry on that database. The purpose of the system is to provide a repository for information which identifies uniquely every individual who has a significant relationship with the UCSF campus.
The core functionality of the system consists of:
- basic identity tracking, including identity matching
- unique identifier assignment
- identity qualifier maintenance
Additional ancillary functionality has appended to IID over time,
- including affiliation tracking (for individuals not in the Employee, Student, or Fellows databases)
- campus locator system functions
- authorization of campus id cards
- authorization and processing of recharge of campus id cards
- authorization of access to physical space.
IID interfaces with the Payroll/Personnel System, the Residents and Fellows System and the Student Information System. Individuals who have records in these source systems also have a record in the Individual Identifier System and the value of the identifier is the same for a given individual across all three systems.
Individuals associated with UCSF who do not have a record in one of these source systems are entered directly into IID.