MyBIS QR Code & MyBIS Species Serial Number (SSN)
The usage of QR Code & Telegram MyBIS


1. What is a QR Code?
QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response. QR code is a generated bar code that can store information. The information can be accessed by simply scanning the QR code using a QR code application.

2. Where can I download the QR Code for species?
You can download the QR Code for species by visiting MyBIS website via www.mybis.gov.my and do a species search. QR codes can be downloaded in the format of JPG, PNG or SVG.

3. How to use QR codes?
To use QR codes, you must scan the QR code by using a QR code application. Readers can obtain additional information related to the species through MyBIS website. QR Code application can be downloaded through the Google Play Store (Android users) or the Apple App Store (iOS users).

4. Can I use the species QR code in my publication?
Yes, you are allowed to do so. The use of QR codes in the publications can summarize all the information. Additional information about the species will be linked to the MyBIS website.

5. What is the advantage of using a QR code?
The QR code can help store additional information so that the writing in publications can be simplified and more easily understood by readers.

MyBIS Species Serial Number (SSN)

6. What is the function of the serial number of each species?
Each species in MyBIS system has its own unique identifying number. This serial number enables a user to search for a particular species quickly without scanning the QR code. Go to your internet browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc. and type these in the Address Bar: mybis.gov.my/sp/xxxxx (replace xxxxx with SSN)

7. How to use the species serial number in my publication?
Search for a particular species in MyBIS website to get its own serial number. It is located under the species QR Code. Then include the species serial number (SSN) in your publications. This SSN can also be used in the Telegram app for quick searching.

8. Are there other applications that are used to search for the species in MyBIS?
Yes, the Telegram app.

9. What are the methods for searching species through the Telegram app?
To search species through the Telegram app, you must:

  1. Download the Telegram app
  2. Search by typing “mybisgovmy”
  3. Click 'Start'
  4. Type a species name or keyword for species (common name, serial number and other keywords) according to the instructions given
  5. Click on the link to go to the species profile

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