Highly interactive Data Analysis Platform (HIDAP) and Sweetpotatobase Webinar
Databases have become an integral part of all aspects of biological research, including basic and applied plant biology. The importance of databases continues to increase as the volume of breeding data and genomics approaches expands. Sweetpotatobase is a free online system developed by the Solgenomics team from Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University for managing sweetpotato breeding and genomics data. It provides a comprehensive suite of search, management, and analysis tools for different breeding activities. Sweetpotatobase also integrates 3rd party tools such the HIDAP data analysis software (CIP) and the Fieldbook phenotyping application (Kansas State). This makes up a complete ecosystem that can help streamline data collection, data curation, and decision-making. Development of breeder-friendly pipelines and/or tools will enhance the adoption of appropriate analytical and decision support tools (ADSTs) and facilitate the rapid development of new breeding lines.The Highly Interactive Data Analysis Platform (HIDAP) is part of on-going in-house efforts to unify best practices in breeding data management, data analysis and reporting in clonal crops breeding. HIDAP builds on former in-house software tools DataCollector (DC) and CloneSelector (CS). It supports compliance with Open Access, open standards such as the potato and sweetpotato crop ontologies and linkages with relevant corporate and community databases for example CIP’s Corporate Database and the Sweetpotatobase. HIDAP is available both online and as a standalone software that can be used without the internet.