Effective immediately, all enhancement and change requests will be required to follow a new release management process including the use of scheduled release times for all production changes. Please refer to details of the new release management process and the release schedule calendar.

The Integration Services Center (ISC) develops and maintains NIH Login, iTrust, single sign-on, and federated identity solutions for NIH. The ISC also has a Service Oriented Architecture practice that develops reusable services for the NIH community. It serves as a centralized resource that maintains multi-layered NIH proprietary technologies adhering to NIH policies.

The need for an NIH ISC has been driven by:

  • The rising complexity and number of application integration projects.
  • The diverse and rare application integration skills, currently spread across the NIH organization, hinders NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) from taking a consistent and integrated approach.

Key Objectives of ISC

  • Identify a core team of integration experts who can support the deployments of integration technologies
  • Promote knowledge sharing on integration projects across NIH
  • Ensure that application integration is recognized as a formal discipline
  • Combine, build and develop the skills, processes and best practices associated with application integration and operations
  • Monitor and assess integration technology and tools and manage the SOA hardware and software infrastructure
  • Lead and support integration projects with the cooperation of application developers
  • Provide a centralized integration infrastructure / ESB to support enterprise SOA

Benefits of ISC

  • Facilitating reuse of business-object document standards and Web services interfaces.
  • Enterprise Authentication and access to NIH data for internal users (NIH Login).
  • Seamless authentication and access to NIH data for external users (NIH Federated Identity).
  • Business benefits of integration (i.e. ability to respond to business requirements, agile architecture, etc.).
  • Reducing development effort required to document and code interfaces among systems.
  • Reducing integration middleware redundancy - lowering software license and support fees.
  • Reducing time required to add or change applications, and their connections, with other applications.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the ISC, please contact us at:


By May 30, 2010, all web-based applications at NIH are required to accept Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards. Read more about how to enable PIV Card access.

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