The aim of the Joint Service Unit 2700 "Integrative systematics tools and methods" (OMSI) is to provide the Joint Research Units (UMR CNRS/MNHN) of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, and a few others, with cutting edge technical platforms proficient in the methods and techniques of bioinformatics, morphometrics, X-Ray tomography, scientific iconography and molecular biology.


The objective is to pool and bring together these different complementary aspects to support the development of an integrative system. The pooling of resources reflects both a desire for integration and a desire to offer tailored and flexible solutions to requests arising from the many scientific projects hosted at the Muséum (ANR, Barcoding European Leading Lab, Labex BCDiv, MarBol, etc.), to those from Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle research departments, from numerous Joint Research Units and Joint Service Units and those from external laboratories (CNRS Gif, Chizé, etc.) and, in the specific case of X-Ray tomography, the desire to extend the use of this equipment to the whole community coming to study the Muséum’s collections.

This site’s primary aim is to facilitate access to the UMS 2700 technical platforms.

UMS 2700 website