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The GRIN-Global project's mission is to provide a scalable version of the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) suitable for use by any interested genebank in the world. The GRIN-Global database platform has been and is being implemented at various genebanks around the world. For more information about GRIN-Global, review this website's pages or contact the GG International Help Desk.

The first version, 1.0.7, was released in December, 2011 in a joint effort by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bioversity International, and the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System version ( entered into production on November 30, 2015.

Because GRIN-Global has been developed with open source software and its source code is available, Genebanks can tailor GRIN-Global to meet their specific requirements.

For working demonstrations of several GRIN-Global Public Websites, click on any of the "GG Sites" links listed under Resources on the above menu.