GENFORED is the Spanish network of forest genetic trials. It is coordinated by the Forest Research Centre of INIA and Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria of Aragón (CITA). It integrates provenance, progeny and clonal trials of the main Iberian species (Mediterranean pines, evergreen oaks, Fagus and Populus). These trials are currentlyowned or managed by different institutions from the government of the country or regional bodies: (INIA, CITA, SERIDA, MAGRAMA and the forest services of the autonomous communities of Castilla y León, Aragón, Andalucía, and Valencia).
Aims and scope
The primary purposes of GENFORED are (1) to provide a permanent site for the safe storage of data (repository) obtained from genetic trials of forest species, (2) to encourage data sharing among institutions to multiply its value and fostering dissemination of results and (3) to facilitate information exchange and the implementation of common validated protocols for the installation and measurement of forest genetic trials.
How to obtain data
Metadata about trials and tested materials will be available in the Trials and Tested Materials page (work in progress).
Results consisting on basic statistics (averages, standard deviations, etc) can be freely accessed in the Data Server page. Raw data must be asked for by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to participate
GENFORED is open to new partners. Researchers or institutions interested in engaging the network are invited to contact with the managers (email@example.com).
Requirements for data assimilation
Data must meet some requirements before assimilation to the data base. It is expected that the data have been thoroughly revised by the responsible researcher before uploading it to ensure measurement errors are kept to a minimum and individual data are correctly identified and correspond to the actual experimental design. All necessary information about trial location, experimental design and plant material characteristics must be delivered to GENFORED [must be previously uploaded to the meta-data module].
This Project is being carried out by Instituto de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) y Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragon (CITA) and it was partially supported by the Strategic Singular Project “Restauración y Gestión Forestal” PSE-3100000 subproject “Bosques del futuro” fund by Spanish Mº de Ciencia e Innovación.