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Workshop on Crop Ontology and Phenotyping Data Interoperability

March 25, 2014

Eight CGIAR Centers and their national partners maintain the Crop Ontology (CO) for currently 18 crops: cassava, banana, barley, chickpea, common bean, cowpea, groundnut, lentil, maize, pearl millet, pigeon pea, potato, rice, sorghum, soybean, sweet potato, wheat and yam. \

The workshop will offer an opportunity for breeders, data managers, bioinformaticians, crop modellers, geneticists to learn about the Crop Ontology progress and discuss the applicability of the Crop Ontology to the phenotypic data annotations. 

Participants will also share their vision and suggestions for the future of the Crop Ontology within the phase II of the Integrated Breeding Platform and its contribution to other international products like Plant Ontology, Trait Ontology and cROP project.

The workshop will take place in Montpellier, France and is co-organized by the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), Bioversity International and CIRAD-AGAP, in partnership with INRA, the IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) and GIS Biotechnologies Vertes (Scientific Group of Interest - Plant Biotechnologies).


31st March to 2nd April: The Crop Ontology project

Thursday 3rd April: Data interoperability for the phenotyping platforms and networks – Experience sharing from partners 

Friday 4th April, morning: Open Data for Breeding – Presentation of Open Data strategies and discussion about the benefit of such strategies for breeding

For more information:

Visit the Workshop website

The Crop Ontology Curation Tool:

Contact: Elizabeth Arnaud, Bioversity International

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