Location: Plant Introduction ResearchTitle: The GRIN-Global Information Management System – Public Interface Demonstration and Input Opportunity Author
Submitted to: Plant and Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2011
Publication Date: 1/15/2011
Citation: Cyr, P.D., Gardner, C.A., Little, R.E., Gu, L.M., Weaver, B.E., Millard, M.J., Emberland, G.P., Reisinger, M.A., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Mackay, M., Guarino, L., Bretting, P.K. 2011. The GRIN-Global Information Management System – Public Interface Demonstration and Input Opportunity. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Abstract C904, p. 267. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The GRIN-Global (GG) Information Management System, under development for the past three years, provides 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 and Search tool, Administrator Tool, Import Wizard, Middle Tier, Search Engine, Updater Application, and Public Website. The GG System public, multilingual user website is scheduled for international deployment early 2011 and U.S. deployment in 2012. The public user website will be demonstrated and user input sought. Feedback on support for order status management, seasonal germplasm availability, trials integration, enhanced search tools, observation data, language support, persistent search result preferences, saved searches and results, and other features contributed to the design and functionality of the new interface. The .NET Framework and Visual Studio development environment were chosen for the project. A core set of web services, enterprise services or other technologies update data stored locally or on networks, distribute centralized data to off-site systems, and enable third party data sharing. The database and interfaces accommodate commercial and open-source programming tools, are database-flexible (PostgreSQL, MS SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL), and require no licensing fees. The system can be deployed on stand-alone computers or networked systems.