- Arizona Genomics Institute (USA)
- Cornell University (USA)
- International Center for Tropical Agriculture -CIAT (Colombia)
- International Rice Research Institute - IRRI (Philippines)
- National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Japan
- The Genome Analysis Center (UK)
- King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
- Bayer Crop Science
- Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD - France)
Benefits for IRIC members and rice researchers
- Researches will benefit from accelerated access to rice information and comprehensively characterized high quality seeds. IRIC will facilitate collaboration between consortium members and provide uniform guidelines for data access and sharing. Members of IRIC will have access to most of the data curated by IRIC. Members are also encouraged to contribute own data or tools (with clearly defined access rights), thus enriching the globally available data and tools.
- The IRIC will provide a sustainable funding mechanism for organizing, analyzing and visualizing rice sequencing, genotyping, phenotyping, gene expression and other information. Accelerated research progress will be obtained by fully using the resources of the global rice genomics community, resulting in a wider range of rice germplasm and phenotyped traits. The IRIC will significantly enhance capacity for rice product delivery, while providing services and support to the private sector in its product development and delivery that will benefit the general public.
- The IRIC will provide assistance in DNA/protein sequence analysis, interpretation of the expression data, phenotypic data analysis.
- An annual IRIC report will include: 1) new datasets integrated into IRIC database, 2) results of this data analysis, 3) results of testing publicly available software and 3) new computational tools. The report will be released to the IRIC members in conjunction with the annual IRIC meeting. All public sector members of the IRIC are encouraged to contribute such information to the annual report. More frequent data releases will be announced regularly through the IRIC portal.
- IRIC membership enables early access to information on sequence, genotyping, phenotyping and other data, results of this data analysis, and newly developed computational tools.
- Depending on available funds, the IRIC will provide support to major events such as international or regional scientific workshops on rice informatics.
- In addition to the benefits associated with being a member of the IRIC, members may also develop additional bilateral or multilateral research agreements with IRRI or other IRIC members in specific areas of mutual interest for collaboration.