EPPN develops structures for common information technology for phenotyping

Currently, many plant phenotyping databases and solutions exist and several state of the art analysis tools have been developed. However, a major problem is the lack of commonly accepted standards, ontologies or APIs which need to be defined to allow cross-site phenotyping approaches and most efficient use of resources. Furthermore, novel challenges are foreseen in the area of whole genome integration and novel image extraction algorithms.

The primary objectives of this work package are to:

  • develop and define common structures and variables    
  • develop a standardized framework to access data management infrastructure and tools   
  • derive numerical or categorical data from raw (image) data    
  • to provide bioinformatics tools which aid in data analysis and interpretation using genomic and expected next-generation sequencing data and    
  • provide user support and community tools to build a vivid plant phenotyping community.

Leader WP: Prof. Björn Usadel