IER enables the creation of distribution lists, the identification and referral of persons with specific needs, and the issuance of individual identity documentation as well as ration cards to facilitate access to assistance and services. IER should be conducted using RApp or proGres, and takes, on average, 15 minutes for a family of five. Collection of biometrics (irises only) for a family of five takes an additional 4 minutes, while collection of both irises and fingerprints takes an additional 10 minutes. Additional data elements may be built into the standard data set depending on data needs in the emergency operation. The Identity Management and Registration Officer should define the IER data set with protection colleagues, in light of:
- Context specific data requirements, including specific needs data to be identified for assessment and referral to available or planned services
- Individual admissibility criteria for the emergency registration exercise and the data required to identify persons not covered by the exercise
It is important to bear in mind that additional data fields added to the minimum IER dataset will add to the time and resources needed to complete registration. Additional data should be determined in accordance with the purpose of registration, the programmatic and protection uses of the data and availability of human and other resources.