Genebank capacity building peer visits

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 within the framework of the GenRes Bridge project.

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 (331,7 KB)

Individual genebank reports

Report of the Peer Review of the COMAV Genebank (7-8 February 2019, Valencia, Spain) (332,0 KB)

Report of the Peer Review of the CGN Genebank (6-8 March 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands) (332,5 KB)

Report of the Peer Review of the IHAR-PIB Genebank (16-17 April 2019, Radzików, Poland) (338,0 KB)

See also the news issued by the GenRes Bridge project: European genebanks start to review each other


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
innovation programme under grant agreement No 817580