The International Rice Genebank Collection Information System (IRGCIS) is a comprehensive system that manages the data of all rice germplasm conserved at IRRI.  It is designed to manage the genebank operations more efficiently.  It links all operations associated with germplasm conservation and management from acquisition of samples through seed multiplication, conservation, characterization, rejuvenation and distribution to end-users.

The system aims to:

  1. Assist the genebank staff in day-to-day activities.

  2. Facilitate recording, storage and maintenance of germplasm data.

  3. Allows to request the desired seeds and provide direct access to information pertaining to accessions in the genebank.

The data that are accessible are:

This web version of IRGCIS has been developed jointly by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the System-wide Genetic Resources Programme (SGRP) through its System-wide Information Network for Genetic Resources (SINGER).   It provides the user direct access to germplasm data through the worldwide web.

The system was developed using a SGRP toolkit that permits publication of ODBC compliant databases on the world wide web.