eRhODIS™ - Electronic Rhino DNA Indexing System

Android Apps

We have an app for each division of rhino field work.

The Forensic app is specifically designed to aid forensic rhino field work. The app guides the user step by step to follow all the rules as set out in the norms and standards for forensic cases in South Africa.


The Routine app is designed to help users with routine rhino work in the field. It follows a more flexible workflow and reduces the amount of paperwork and human error often made in the field.


The Stockpile app allows the user to follow each step of the stockpile collection procedure in order to follow the norms and standards of rhino horn collection in South Africa.

Google Play

All our apps are available on Google Play if you are logged in with an erhodis account. This makes sending updates and new features easy and seamless.


eRhODIS™ - Electronic Rhino DNA Indexing System
Electronic submissions from the field to the cloud

eRhODIS™ has been developed as an adjunct for RhODIS® to aid in the collection of samples and information relevant to the RhODIS ® project and Samsung is the exclusive technology partner associated with this development.

RhODIS® (Rhino DNA Index System) is a project that was initiated by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory of the University of Pretoria in order to help with the plight of the rhinos. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory is collecting DNA samples of rhinos across the country to create a database using the unique DNA profile of individual rhinos. The goal is for all rhinos to be on the system. This will deter poachers and assist in forensic prosecutions.

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs introduced amendments to the norms and standards for sample collection and identification of live and poached rhinos under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 which requires that samples are collected from all poached rhinos and other rhinos that are immobilized or die using RhODIS® kits which then have to be submitted to the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory for inclusion on the RhODIS® database. A number of other bodies including Peace Parks Foundation, the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers, the World Wildlife Fund, corporates and individuals have donated funds to support the development and implementation of RhODIS®.



We have a range of professional staff dedicated to the project
Dr. Cindy Harper
Dr. Harper is the Director of the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort. She is also the lead in charge of the RhODIS and eRhODIS projects and oversees all of the decisions made.
Gideon van der Merwe
Systems Developer
Gideon is in charge of developing software, adding features and building infrastructure.
Chantelle Schutte
Kit Distribution & Client Relations
Chantelle assists in packing and sending out rhino forensic, routine and stockpile kits and works directly with our clients.
Claudette van Zyl
Kit Distribution & Client Relations
Claudette assists in packing and sending out rhino forensic, routine and stockpile kits and works directly with our clients.
Kagiso Makgopela
Junior Technical Assistant
Kagiso is in charge of receiving and extracting all rhino samples which are forensic, routine and stockpile samples.


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