Standard scoring protocols allow the results from all trials to be readily compared across geographic locations and years. The EVA networks have developed evaluation protocols specific for their crops and evaluation goals, which are adjusted and improved as needed. The scoring scales are aligned with existing FAO/IPGRI standard descriptors where possible and detailed instructions on the scoring method provided for each evaluating partner.
Data collection templates have also been developed in collaboration with EURISCO, which allow easy upload of data to the EURISCO-EVA intranet, where data are collected for display and analysis by EVA network partners during the data embargo period. These simple templates are based on MIAPPE protocols.