Selection requirements and criteria

Selection requirements

  1. Material under the management and control of the member countries and their Associate Members, in the public domain and offered by the associate members for inclusion into AEGIS.
  2. Genetically unique within AEGIS, to the best available knowledge (i.e. genetically distinct accessions; assessment based on available data and/or on the recorded history of the accession).
  3. Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture as defined in the International Treaty as well as medicinal and ornamental species.
  4. European origin or introduced germplasm that is of actual or potential importance to Europe (for breeding, research, education or for historical and cultural reasons).

Revised simplified procedure for the selection of European Accessions

  1. Accessions originating within the country (Check the old name of the country! For example, accessions from Czechoslovakia should not be excluded/forgotten, but they could be selected as appropriate by the Czech Republic or by Slovakia)
  2. Accession collected or received from collecting missions outside the country and considered unique (after verification that legal status allows distribution with SMTA)
  3. At the discretion of each country is the option of considering additional criteria such as completeness of passport data, presence of characterization data, safety duplication, quality of material, etc.

NOTE: WHAT TO DO In case country Y intends to take primary responsibility for accessions originating in its country, but realizes that another country X has already flagged them for long-term conservation as part of the European Collection in country X.  ⇒ Country Y should proceed with flagging these accessions in EURISCO and at the same time contact the NC of country X to recommend de-flagging by country X.