The Breeding API project

The Breeding API (BrAPI) project is an effort to enable interoperability among plant breeding databases. BrAPI is a standardized RESTful web service API specification for communicating plant breeding data. This community driven standard is free to be used by anyone interested in plant breeding data management.

The Integrated Breeding Platform

The Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) is a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to help accelerate the delivery of new climate-resilient crop varieties, especially in developing countries. IBP composed of dedicated breeding specialists, technology experts and data managers who came together to provide IT tools and services, crop breeding products, and consultancy and training to breeders. Through its development and deployment of the Breeding Management System (BMS), IBP is one of the main software development partners of the EBS.

Diversity Arrays Technology

Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) has a long history of engagement with CGIAR breeding centers through genomics and applied bioinformatics tools, and is one of the main software developers for the EBS and the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform. DArT is a private company based in Canberra, Australia with a unique business model developed by current Director, Andrzej Kilian, as a vehicle to deliver high throughput genotyping in any organism without the need for prior sequence information.

Cornell University

Cornell University has developed strong collaborations with CGIAR centers, including leading biometrics projects such as the Genomic and Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative (GOBII), CassavaBase, MusaBase, and YamBase, and playing a leading role in the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB).