Documentation and Data Sharing

Heather Schneider's picture
We have been housing our seed bank and living collections data in Microsoft Access, but are looking to change. Our Horitculture team is interested in IrisBG, but I have no idea how well that would work for housing our seed bank accessions. What are folks using to manage their seed bank databases? I want to implement something that is user friendly and nimble enough to house all of the different types of data we record. We don't have a budget for this at this time, but I'm open to fee-based options if they are much more powerful than free databases.
posted by Heather Schneider on Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:28am
Katie Heineman's picture
What the standards that are typically used? Are there good reference for this type of data storage? What status are typically monitoring (groudn, extracted, sequence)? 
posted by Katie Heineman on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:34pm
AF
Did you know that there is a standardized list of threats used by both the Red List and NatureServe (G Ranks) in assessments? You can find it here: https://www.iucnredlist.org/resources/threat-classification-scheme Assessors also try to document the scope, severity, and timing of each threat. 
posted by Anne Frances on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:29pm
Katie Heineman's picture
For California Plant Rescue, we are conducting a gap analysis of the conservation collections of California native plants by compiling the "living collections" and seed accessions of six botanic gardens. There are a few instances where living collections clearly represent intentional, population level conservation collections at a single institution.
posted by Katie Heineman on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:08pm
Center for Plant Conservation's picture
Abide by any agreements that were made prior to collection (when permission was initially given).
posted by Center for Plant Conservation on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:46pm