A genebank "peer review" proof of concept was endorsed at the workshop "Assessing current practices and procedures to strengthen AEGIS" held 10-12 December 2018 in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
The concept consists of visiting and reviewing each other’s genebanks as a way of improving the quality in genebanks. After each visit a report is written with observations and recommendations.
The first cycle of mutual visits involving three genebanks took place early 2019.
The resulting reports are available below:
General report from reviewers (Theo van Hintum, María José Díez, José Vicente Valcárcel and Wieslaw Podyma)
Pilot: Genebank Peer Reviews – Observations and conclusions based on one cycle of three genebank peer reviews (102,5 KB)
Individual genebank reports
See also the news issued by the GenRes Bridge project: European genebanks start to review each other