The goal of this project is that by the end of the duration of the five year agreement (Dec 2014) the genebank logistics will be adapted to the use of bar codes, and all seedbags will have new labels.

The project will be implemented over a period of five years. The first year will particularly be aimed at the design of the system: a plan will be made for the required changes in the procedures of the seed management, the required adaptations in documentation system and the required hardware.

Additionally, software adaptations will be made. In the following years approx. 240,000 seedbags will be labeled anew, and the implementation of the system will take place.


The result of the first year will be an action plan plus description of the new procedures, and large structural adaptations in GENIS (software).