International Conference on Germplasm Interoperability

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" the “International e-Conference on Germplasm Data Interoperability” will take place between December 6th and December 20th, 2013. The e-Conference will bring together stakeholders in the area of plant germplasm and traits to discuss the current status of the interoperability between the different data sources and resources, such as the metadata schemas and classification systems. The conference itself will focus on the linked data approach to be followed in order to enable the linking of data from heterogeneous data sources and in various data formats.

The event is jointly organized by Bioversity International, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Agro-Know Technologies and supported by the agINFRA EU project. Major players in the biodiversity area, including the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), EURISCO and GENESYS will be invited and involved, along with the Agricultural Data Interoperability Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The participants will also present sessions on germplasm data providers as well as the technical infrastructure need for linking the various germplasm data sources." (