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Research Project: Expand the Functionality and Content of a Publicly Accessible Comprehensive Cotton Database

Location: Crop Germplasm Research

Project Number: 3091-21000-044-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2020

Objective:
Expand the functionality and content of a publicly accessible comprehensive cotton database with the purpose of preserving and disseminating information that contributes to an increased understanding and improvement of cotton.

Approach:
A cotton database, developed and maintained by Mainlab Bioinformatics or other mutually acceptable organization, will be jointly managed and supported by Cotton Incorporated and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). All technical efforts involving the development and maintenance of the database will be the responsibility of the contracted organization. Cotton Incorporated and the ARS will jointly identify the database needs of the research community, and determine the content and functionality of the database. Cotton Incorporated and the ARS will work with the research community through a committee whose role will be to assist in database oversight activities and provide guidance and feedback as to its content.