Using the BMS in your class
The Breeding Management System (BMS) has been used as a teaching tool at many universities and professional workshops. The Integrated Breeding Platform is committed to making the BMS available as a teaching tool. Please contact us at least two weeks before your class if you would like to use the BMS in your classroom using IBP example data and established training materials. The IBP team is also available to coordinate and lead classroom and workshop trainings. A 4 weeks notice is recommended if you are interested in engaging us in upcoming training events.
IBP Example Data
The IBP can configure your database to contain two datasets that correspond to IBP instructional materials. You are free to use the IBP instructional materials or develop your own extensions. If you contract IBP staff to lead and coordinate classroom and workshop trainings they can further customize the training data and instructional materials.
The maize tutorials are written step-by-step instructions with screenshots that can be found online. These tutorials are our most basic introduction to the BMS and follow a comprehensive set of activities from crossing and advancement through, evaluation, and analysis of a CIMMYT field trial. Depending on the depth of instruction, the maize tutorials can be used to fill a 2-3 day workshop. The maize tutorials are designed to be self-instructive, but progress is faster with a demonstration leader.
Cowpea Marker-Assisted Backcross
The marker-assisted backcross example is based on UC Riverside data. This example is presented in video format (14 mins). The video is a very concise version of a demonstration that depending on depth of instruction can span 1-2 hrs.