INTEGRAPE guidelines and tools: an effort of COST Action CA17111
INTEGRAPE was a European interdisciplinary network for “data integration to maximize the power of omics for grapevine improvement” (CA17111, https://integrape.eu/), funded by the European COST Association from September 2018 to 2022. This Action successfully developed guidelines and tools for data management and promoted the best practices in grapevine omics studies with a holistic future vision of: “Imagine having all data on grapevine accessible in a single place”. This is the actual goal of its current spin-off GRAPEDIA (The Grape Genomics Encyclopedia; IG17111, https://grapedia.org/). By adhering to the F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles, INTEGRAPE began its activities by focusing on data and metadata descriptions (i.e., for experiments), and has provided guidelines on plant phenotyping, including a standard vocabulary for grapevine ontology anatomy and developmental stages; it has delivered recommendations on transcriptomics and metabolomics data acquisition, data analysis, and data sharing into public repositories  and it has offered a new reference genome assembly, genome browser tools and up-to-date gene functional annotation. Lastly, the network has been advanced in transcriptomics and metabolomics data integration by developing a user-friendly tool, available on the Vitis Visualization (VitViz) platform (https://tomsbiolab.com/vitviz).
Acknowledgments: We would like to acknowledge all the researchers from several countries who altogether dedicated time, effort, and knowledge to the success of this Cost Action.
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Issue: ICGWS 2023
1 Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Italy
2 Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Edmund Mach Foundation, Research and Innovation Centre, San Michele all’Adige, Italy
3 Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Italy
4 Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), Universitat de València-CSIC, Paterna, Spain
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