Data Management

Scope and Approach: 

The scope is to integrate wheat breeding related data to the inter-operable phenotypic and genotypic databases and apply management tools that are under development/implementation in other initiatives, allowing the use of these open access data to accelerate genetic gains in (wheat) breeding programs.  The approach is to: 1) link wheat breeders with strategic partners who are developing key components of the informatics platform; 2) involve CIMMYT, ICARDA, and NARS scientists in defining user requirements and testing/validating functionality of the tools before their deployment; 3) train CIMMYT, ICARDA and NARS partners in adopting and utilizing the database and management tools (BMS and GOBII).

Activities: 

Activities to integrate wheat breeding related data to the inter-operable phenotypic and genotypic databases will include 1) identify and develop management tools with the involvement of CIMMYT, ICARDA, and NARS scientists in defining user requirements and testing/validating functionality of the tools before their deployment; 2) train CIMMYT, ICARDA and NARS partners in adopting and utilizing the database and management tools; and 3) ensure sustainability of the system with the user group, including training, and pursuing independent financing.