• Event
  • Scientific training

Brassica Information Portal Workshop

This informal workshop will allow the user community to test and evaluate the Brassica Information Portal.

Start date:

15 June 2017

End date:

15 June 2017


13h00 - 16h45


Darwin Training Suite, Earlham Institute

Registration deadline:

12 June 2017


Free of charge

About the event.

The Brassica Information Portal (BIP) is a repository for Brassica crop trait data. The concept of the portal is to allow the Brassica community to make their data publicly available and accessible. Our efforts with the ELIXIR standards community has meant that data entered into the repository will be done using controlled vocabulary and standardised data formats increasing the accessibility and reusability of community data.

Following recent developments to the BIP, we are looking to host an informal workshop to allow the user community to test and evaluate BIP’s different mechanisms for uploading Brassica trait and experimental population data. Users will also be able to contribute to future developments of the portal through feedback provided at the end of the workshop.

This will be a hands-on workshop where users will learn to submit an experimental plant population, including metadata on the plant background, using a simple Ruby tool. Following this, delegates will use the BIP interface to submit trial data, including trial set-up metadata and trait measurements.

Bring your own data “BYOD”

If you have your own data to be uploaded, you can bring it along and we will be happy to assist you with the upload. Please let us know as soon as possible, as some preparation is required for this.

You need to do several things:

No previous programming experience is necessary.

Find out more about the BIP.


15 June 2017



12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00

First Group Activity - Experimental Plant Population Submission

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

Second Group activity - Experimental Trial Data Submission

16:30 - 16:45

Feedback and departure

16:45 - 17:30

Optional Q&A with RIPR project members

Further information.

Training material is available at https://github.com/TGAC/BIP_training

Fees and accommodation.

Registration covers lunch and refreshments.