Identification keys are widely used by scientists to identify taxa. This new identification key generation WebService will be
able to generate single-access keys on demand, for single users or research institutions. It will receive user input data (using the
standard SDD format), accept several parameters for the key generation (impacting the key topology and representation), and will
support several output formats. Furthermore, key generation automation will be possible thanks to the WebService architecture.
This WebService will be integrated in the Scratchpads biodiversity networking tool, with an embedded
client component. It will also be possible for anyone to develop his own client component in order to call the
WebService directly. The whole WebService and its source code will be freely available, thus allowing large
institutions to deploy the WebService on their own network and adapt it to their specific needs.