Global Institute for Food Security, U. of Saskatchewan
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The DivSeek International Network is a global community driven Not-for-Profit organization that aims to facilitate the generation, integration, and sharing of data and information related to plant genetic resources (PGR). DivSeek acts as a ‘hub’ to connect and promote interactions between its members, other researchers and organizations to develop and share knowledge and best practice. DivSeek seeks to increase the efficiency of projects undertaken by its members, to limit redundancy and increase the availability of digital data associated with PGR to a wider community. One aim is to develop and implement technologies that enrich phenotypic information on accessions in genebanks. The objective is to (a) analyse the workflow of genebanks for options to include phenotyping steps, (b) development of specific projects to show best-practice examples how to integrate phenotyping in genebanks workflows, (c) development of concepts for specific/ extra-workflow seed/genebank material phenotyping for highly relevant traits (d) integration of phenotypic data in data pipelines in genebanks. We want to initiate workshops to identify options for workflow integration, visits of phenotyping experts in genebanks to identify options and to find easy-wins, building best-practice projects for seed/ genebanks material phenotyping, dissemination of the results; integrating phenotypic data into genebanks data repositories.