MIAPPE version 1.1


 New version of MIAPPE published

The MIAPPE initiative (Minimal Information About a Plant Phenotyping Experiment) is  an open, community driven project that aims at harmonizing data from plant phenotyping experiments. MIAPPE comprises a conceptual checklist of metadata required to adequately describe a plant phenotyping experiment, which are continuously updated by the community. A new version MIAPPE version 1.1  has been released with updated specification of the Minimal Information About a Plant Phenotyping Experiment, following consideration of responses to two requests for comments.  Major developments over v1.0 include:

  •  The extension of MIAPPE’s scope to accommodate woody plants as an additional use-case.
  • The specification of a data model for MIAPPE, to facilitate its implementation in various formats and enable its automatic validation.
  • Compatibility of the MIAPPE logical standard with common frameworks for representing these data types, namely ISA-Tools and the Plant Breeding API (BrAPI).
  • The enrichment of MIAPPE, with the provision of clear definitions and examples for all fields.

The MIAPPE description is available both as pdf and xls format and will be sumarized as a paper describing the new version for publication.  Further improvements can be suggested via miappe-feedback@ebi.ac.uk.  Work is now commencing on the next version of MIAPPE, v2.0.  The development is at an early stage and all contributions in this community driven initiative are welcome.