The MSB Data Warehouse: An online portal for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Use this site to search all collections made under the MSBP.
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The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership represents the almost largest and most ambitious ex situ plant conservation initiative in the world. Today, 60,000 to 100,000 species of plant are faced with the threat of extinction. The MSBP is a worldwide partnership aiming to save plants most at risk and most useful for the future. The network of partners now spans 50 countries with some 120 actively participating institutions. Together we have already secured more than 10% of the world's wild plant species in seed banks across the network. Our shared global vision now sets that target at 25% by the end of the year 2020.
A new online data portal
This Data Warehouse provides a tool for actively participating members of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. It aims to further support the planning of seed colletion programmes and offers data to assist in undertaking effective seed germination testing. Download the User Guide on the Resources page or visit the growing number of short 5-minute video tutorials (see links below) to get started.
Partners wishing to contribute to this database can do so remotely using the BRAHMS WebConnect service. A data schema is available to guide transfer of accession and test data from institutional databases to BRAHMS.
Origin of the data
The Data Warehouse includes seed accession and test data from material conserved across the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership that satisfy a number of criteria:
Which data are available?
The data offered through the Data Warehouse depends entirely on the policies of each participating MSB partner. Data will fall into three categories:
CONSTRUCTING A SEARCH
EXPLORING YOUR DATA IN GRID VIEW