A global information portal to facilitate and promote accessibility and rational utilization of ex situ plant genetic reso...
Background <ul><li>Existing systems for PGRFA mainly include primary (passport) data and are based on highly normalized sc...
Phenotypic data Environmental  data
Biggest challenges/constraints <ul><li>Rapid response time to custom queries across many millions of records. </li></ul><u...
Addressing the Challenges <ul><li>Designed multi-dimensional schema to address needs of adding traits, methods etc. </li><...
 
Passport
Addressing the Challenges <ul><li>Designed multi-dimensional schema to address needs of adding traits, methods etc. </li><...
Still to be resolved <ul><li>Complete integration of genetic data. </li></ul><ul><li>Data standards are an on-going challe...
Linking global to regional/local initiatives <ul><li>Obtaining ‘buy-in’ for data provision by regional and local collectio...
Upload or update passport data in the portal using  Drag & Drop DDC
Upload phenotypic trait data DDC
Thank you <ul><li>Data providers : </li></ul><ul><li>SGRP/SINGER </li></ul><ul><li>ECPGR/EURISCO </li></ul><ul><li>USDA-AR...
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A global information portal to facilitate and promote accessibility and rational utilization of ex situ plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

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Presentation by Mohamed Fawzy Farag Nawar and Michael Mackay (Bioversity International) at the IAALD 2010 World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

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A global information portal to facilitate and promote accessibility and rational utilization of ex situ plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

  1. 1. A global information portal to facilitate and promote accessibility and rational utilization of ex situ plant genetic resources for food and agriculture Nawar, M F & Mackay, M C
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Existing systems for PGRFA mainly include primary (passport) data and are based on highly normalized schemas. </li></ul><ul><li>The Global Information on Germplasm (GIG) project is reflecting international community’s aim of a global information system. </li></ul><ul><li>Such a system will integrate information across current systems into a single portal with additional data and functionality to facilitate access and use. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Phenotypic data Environmental data
  4. 4. Biggest challenges/constraints <ul><li>Rapid response time to custom queries across many millions of records. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility of design to meet phenotypic data requirements. This required scalability of data to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily add new records, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily add new tables. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This scalability must be automated </li></ul><ul><li>Currently: </li></ul><ul><li>2.1 million accessions </li></ul><ul><li>3 million phenotypic data records </li></ul>
  5. 5. Addressing the Challenges <ul><li>Designed multi-dimensional schema to address needs of adding traits, methods etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This structure developed with need for rapid response times at fore. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Passport
  7. 8. Addressing the Challenges <ul><li>Designed multi-dimensional schema to address needs of adding traits, methods etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This structure developed with need for rapid response times at fore. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Still to be resolved <ul><li>Complete integration of genetic data. </li></ul><ul><li>Data standards are an on-going challenge. These are the ‘language’ used to describe and exchange information related to PGRFA. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Linking global to regional/local initiatives <ul><li>Obtaining ‘buy-in’ for data provision by regional and local collections is an on-going objective. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities to upload and manage data in Genesys are being developed – Direct Data Control (DDC). </li></ul><ul><li>Data sharing agreements (DSA) are also being developed to facilitate the provision of data along with conditions of use and how to attribute ownership. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Upload or update passport data in the portal using Drag & Drop DDC
  11. 12. Upload phenotypic trait data DDC
  12. 13. Thank you <ul><li>Data providers : </li></ul><ul><li>SGRP/SINGER </li></ul><ul><li>ECPGR/EURISCO </li></ul><ul><li>USDA-ARS NPGS – GRIN </li></ul><ul><li>GCP </li></ul><ul><li>ICIS </li></ul>Acknowledgements <ul><li>Project investors : </li></ul><ul><li>Global Crop Diversity Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Bioversity International </li></ul>

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