Submitted to: Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 28, 2012
Publication Date: October 22, 2012
Citation: Gardner, C.A., Cyr, P.D., Millard, M.J., Gu, L.M., Reisinger, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Chung, J.C., Kinard, G.R., Bretting, P.K. 2012. Using the GRIN-Global System to Identify Useful Plant Genetic Resources & Information. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting. Abstract 259-4. Technical Abstract: The GRIN-Global (GG) System has been developed to provide the world's crop genebanks and plant genetic resource (PGR) users with a powerful, flexible, easy-to-use PGR information management system. Developed jointly by the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bioversity International and the Global Crop Diversity Trust to serve as a new, scalable version of the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), the GG System will help safeguard PGR and information vital to global food security, and encourage PGR use. System components include the Curator & Search tool, Administrator Tool, Import Wizard, Middle Tier, Search Engine, Updater Application, and the public user interface. The GG System was released for international deployment in late 2011 and is currently undergoing gap analysis for purpose and acceptance by National Plant Germplasm System users. The public user interface will be demonstrated, essential features and search capabilities discussed, and user input sought in order to provide features and functionality of the new interface.