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Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

The Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) is an online portal serving as a one-stop shop for information, analytical tools and related services to design and carry out integrated breeding projects. The IBP is designed for use by developing-country breeders and is coordinated by the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP).

The Soybean Innovation Lab is collaborating with CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme to expand the current Integrated Breeding Platform software to create a soybean-specific module to support soybean breeders in crop improvement activities including phenotypic evaluation and deployment of marker-assisted selection.

The soybean-specific module of the Breeding Management System (BMS) of the Integrated Breeding Platform includes a database of 33,006 germplasm accessions, a trait dictionary, an electronic field book to manage several experimental designs and a soybean community of practice.

The Breeder Management System software and its tools, help improve the Soybean Innovation Lab’s breeding partners’ efficiency in designing trials, crosses, managing segregating population nurseries and trials, statistical analyses, data labeling and field layout, field book preparation, collecting data using electronic devices, management, analysis and interpretation of genotyping data. This capacity-building activity is a core goal for the Soybean Innovation Lab as it helps to improve the national breeding programs in partner countries.

Click here to view the Integrated Breeding Platform website.