These recommendations have been prepared by members of the Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group (WG), one of the WGs of the Research Data Alliance and the only WG of the Agriculture Data Interoperability Interest Group. The group is coordinated by members of the Wheat Initiative, a global initiative that aims to reinforce synergies between bread and durum wheat national and international research programmes to increase food security, nutritional value and safety while taking into account societal demands for sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems. All the standards and databases presented in these recommendations are referenced into the FAIRsharing website.

More specifically, the WG aims to:

  • Promote the adoption of common standards, vocabularies and best practices for Wheat data management

  • Facilitate access, discovery and reuse of wheat data

  • Facilitate wheat data integration