Germinate fully supports the Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors (MCPD), the Dublin Core and the Plant Breeding API (BrAPI).
Visualizations are great for highlighting outliers and patterns in data. Germinate supports a variety of visualizations built-in and exports to other visualization tools like Flapjack, Helium and CurlyWhirly.
Germinate was designed to cater for the varying needs and circumstances of our users. From user interface template styling to full localisation and internationalization support - Germinate has it covered.
Being able to easily import and export experimental data is at the core of Germinate and we support Excel templates for data upload and a complete API for data export.
The Plant Breeding API (BrAPI) is a widely adopted standard for the sharing of plant phenotype/genotype data between databases and plant breeding applications. Germinate's BrAPI implementation is currently being extended.
We're always looking for ways to advance Germinate to ensure it meets the needs of breeders, scientists and the general public alike. Things we're looking into are HPC integration and supporting GWAS data.
If you have any ideas for new features you'd like to see, want a demo of the system or if you want to use Germinate for your project, please get in touch: email@example.com.
Germinate is used to host the data for a wide range of crops in collaboration with international partners like CIMMYT and the Crop Trust.
Below is a list of all available Germinate databases. Some require registration while others are fully public. Start exploring!
We have created some training materials that will help you get up to speed with Germinate. Why not work your way through some of these materials and see what Germinate can do?Training
Germinate is completely open-source and the code is available to review on GitHub. We would be delighted if people want to help contribute to Germinate, just get in touch!GitHub
For easier deployment of Germinate, we have developed Docker containers that can easily be deployed on local servers or in the cloud. This means you can get Germinate up and running quicker than ever.DockerHub
The people behind Germinate
Sebastian is responsible for the bulk of the development on the database and web interface. He makes sure everything is nice and tidy and looks as best as it can.
Sebastian RaubachLead Developer
Iain is the main developer of Flapjack and makes sure that the integration between Germinate and Flapjack is as smooth as possible.
Iain MilneFlapjack Developer
Paul has worked on Germinate since 2005 and is responsible for the day to day management of the project and its promotion around the world.
Paul ShawProject Lead
Previous Members of the Germinate Team have included: Gordon Stephen, Jennifer Lee, Jacek Grzebyta, Toby Philp and Nelo Onyiah.
In addition the following people have been instrumental in the development of Germinate (in no particular order): Bill Thomas, Luke Ramsay, Joanne Russell, Robbie Waugh, David Marshall, Gaynor McKenzie, Pauline Smith, Julie Graham, Dorota Jaret, Susan McCallum, Nicola McCallum, Malcolm Coull, Derek Stuart, Alex Foito, Jordi Comadran, Andy Flavell, Darren Cullerne, Kate Dreher, Sarah Hearne, Peter Wenzl, Benjamin Kilian and Peter Werner.
We would like to thank all those who have been generous with their time and helping us with Germinate user evaluations - your enthusiasm and feedback has made Germinate a better tool.