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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Develop and Manage a Publicly Accessible Comprehensive Cotton Database to Preserve and Disseminate Information for the Improvement of Cotton

Location: Crop Germplasm Research

Project Number: 3091-21000-038-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2016

Objective:
Jointly develop and manage a publicly accessible cotton database for the purpose of preserving and disseminating information that contributes to an increased understanding and improvement of cotton.

Approach:
A cotton database, developed and maintained by Mainlab Bioinformatics or other mutually acceptable organization, will be jointly managed and supported by Cotton Incorporated and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). All technical efforts involving the development and maintenance of the database will be the responsibility of the contracted organization. Cotton Incorporated and the ARS will jointly identify the data base needs of the research community, and determine the content and functionality of the database. Cotton Incorporated and the ARS will work with the research community to establish a committee whose role will be to assist in database oversight activities and provide guidance and feedback as to its content and functions.

Last Modified: 11/28/2014
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