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The GRIN-Global Project

Metadata Updated: February 4, 2022

GRIN-Global (GG) is a database application that enables genebanks to store and manage information associated with plant genetic resources (germplasm) and deliver that information globally. The GRIN-Global project's mission is to provide a scalable version of the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) suitable for use by any interested genebank in the world. The GRIN-Global database platform has been and is being implemented at various genebanks around the world. The first version, 1.0.7, was released in December, 2011 in a joint effort by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bioversity International, and the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System version ( entered into production on November 30, 2015. Typically set up in a networked environment, GG can also run stand-alone on a single personal computer. GG has been developed with open source software and its source code is available, and Genebanks can thus tailor GG to meet their specific requirements. GG comprises a suite of programs, including a Curator Tool, Updater, Search Tool, Admin Tool, and Public Website with Shopping Cart. Through the Public Website, researchers can access germplasm information; search the entire GG database and download results; and order germplasm from the genebank. Data are also associated with Google Maps. Current installations include Bolivia (INIAF), Chile (INIA), CIMMYT (CGIAR), Czech Republic (Crop Research Institute), Portugal (INIAV), USDA (NPGS), Tunisia (BNG), CIP (CGIAR), Genetic Resources of Madeira Island (Portugal), CIAT (CGIAR) with many others under evaluation.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2022

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2022
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