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FI-Admin is a management system for the VHL information sources.

In this system it is possible to manage:

  • LIS - Health Information Locator (internet resources)
  • DirEve - Events Directory
  • Multimedia Resources Catalog - Videos module developed.
  • LILACS-Express journal - LILACS journals with or without its own internet portal.
  • SeCS Standardized Short Titles (TITLE) - BIREME Internal Management.

It replaces the older LIS, DirEve and LILACS-Express Editor management systems. The next systems to be replaced are the LILDBI-Web and the SeCS TITLE base.


  • A system to manage all the VHL information sources
  • A CC user and password to manage all of the VHL information sources (BIREME Accounts)
  • Multiuser system
  • Online system hosted by BIREME
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Levels of permissions regarding profiles (Documentalist , Editor , LILACS -Express Editor)
  • Records managed by status according to the information source (Admitted , Pending, Refused and Off) and in addition to bibliographic records (Draft and LILACS-Express)
  • Viewing of records through plug- ins (LIS , DirEve and Multimedia)
  • Use of DeCS vocabulary for all sources managed in the system

Advantages of adopting FI-Admin

  • Updated platform maintained by BIREME
  • Unnecessary technology infrastructure in cooperating centers
  • Rationalization of time and cooperation process with the VHL information sources
  • Simplification of the same record reuse process for different networks
  • Elimination of the ISO file upload flow
  • Immediate publishing of records (LIS, DirEve and Multimedia) and a maximum of 3 days to LILACS-Express records
  • System security improvement
  • Improvement quality for data based on controlled tables and specific actions for data normalization

Creating users in FI- Admin

The creation of users and service permissions for the FI-Admin is managed through the BIREME Accounts. The management of these users is shared with national and thematic network coordinators, being enabled for this action:

  • VHL Argentina
  • VHL Fiocruz
    • VHL Breastfeeding
    • VHL Health Professional Education
    • VHL Health History and Heritage
    • VHL Public Health
  • VHL Honduras
  • VHL Uruguay

For LILACS -Express Editor management, follow documented process in the following link:

Access Link

System development information

  • Framework Django
  • Publication of records through the WordPress plug-ins
  • API for content searching created with Solr Lucene

Related links :