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News & Events

September 2017 - new collections data now available

All seed collections data has been updated, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide. Updated base lists are also now available

August 2017 - New species and collections base list now available

Log in to the Data Warehouse and navigate to "Species and collections lists" to download species base lists for both the MSB and the Data Warehouse, as well as a collections base list for the MSB.

August 2017 - New collections data now available

All seed collections data updated during the month of July has now been added to the Data Warehouse, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

July 2017 - Issue 31 of Samara now available to download

The latest issue of the Samara, the MSB partnership newsletter can be downloaded from the link on the left of this page. The focus of this issue is threatened flora and IUCN red listing.

June 2017 - New collections data now available

All seed collections data has been updated, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

June 2017 - Updated base lists now available

Updated species base lists for MSB and Data Warehouse seed collections are now available to download from the Species and collections lists page, as well as a collections base list for MSB collections. Instructions on how to check your target list against these base lists are also available to download.

TTH information now available in the MSBP species base list

Collections that have been transferred to history (TTH) are now flagged in the MSBP species base list. The list now shows where some (not all) collections of a particular species have been tth (“partial tth”), and also where all collections of a particular species have been tth (“all tth”). The MSBP species base list is available to registered users on the Species and collections lists page.

Data Warehouse unavailable 2nd May - Next data refresh 1st June 2017

Please note, the Data Warehouse may be unavailable on 2nd May 2017 due to updates taking place from 07:00 GMT. We will restore access as soon as possible. The next refresh of the Data Warehouse collections data will take place on 1st June 2017.

March 2017 - March collections data refresh complete

All seed collections data has been updated, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

February 2017 - February collections data refresh complete

All seed collections data has been updated, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

January 2017 - January collections data refresh complete

The January 2017 data refresh is now complete, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

December 2016 - December monthly refresh completed

The December 2016 data refresh is now complete, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

November 2016 - November monthly refresh complete

The November 2016 data refresh is now complete, including new taxa and seed collections added from various countries worldwide.

October 2016 - October monthly refresh complete

The October 2016 data refresh is now complete, including new taxa and seed collections added.

September 2016 - New resources page for MSBP members launched

Check out the new MSBP members resources page, by following the button on the left of the home page. Here you can access BRAHMS and Data Warehouse training resources, as well as find links to selected useful websites for seed conservation and collection planning.

September 2016 - September monthly refresh complete

The September 2016 data refresh is now complete, including new taxa and seed collections added.

August 2016 - August monthly refresh complete

The August 2016 data refresh is now complete, including new taxa and seed collections added.

July 2016 - July monthly refresh complete

New data is now available.

June 2016 - June monthly refresh complete, new data available

The first monthly refresh of Data Warehouse is now complete, with more than one thousand new seed collections data now available.

June 2016 - Database unavailable from 15.30 GMT on 01 June until 02 June

From 15.30 GMT on 01 June until 02 June 2016 most data will be unavailable in the Data Warehouse database. This is to facilitate the upload of new seed collections data. We will complete the updates as soon as possible, and post a new message when the work has been completed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

April 2016 - New data available now!

We're very pleased to announce we’ve now completed a total refresh of the data available on the Data Warehouse online. Over 87,000 seed accessions representing 53,000 taxa and over 137,000 germination tests are now accessible to registered MSBP partners - that’s nearly triple the data previously available!

April 2016 - Data Warehouse unavailable during refresh, new data coming very soon

We are finally ready to upload loads of fantastic new seed collections data from partners across the MSBP. The database will be taken down from 08.00 GMT on Wednesday 27th April; it is expected all new data will be uploaded by Thursday 28th April, we will post another news item once all new data has been uploaded. If you have any queries about the refresh please contact Naomi Carvey, the MSBP Data Warehouse Project Officer.

February 2016 - Data Warehouse reports review

Do you use the Data Warehouse reports for taxa, seed collections, germination tests and botanical records views? Is there any information you would find useful but is currently missing? The Data Warehouse team are currently reviewing reporting scripts, do let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions for improvement.

January 2016 - Latest copy of Samara now available

The latest copy of Samara, the international newsletter of the Millennium Seedbank Partnership is now available to download from our resources page. The theme of this issue is 15 years of the MSB Partnership.

December 2015 - SeedBank module development now complete - new data coming soon!

Development work on the SeedBank module in BRAHMS 7 is now complete. Look out for new data to be released to the Data Warehouse soon!

November 2015 - Updated species and collections base lists now available

Updated species and collections base lists are now available to download at the MSB statistics page for MSB partners.

October 2015 - BRAHMS Development and BRAHMS 8 preview

On Tuesday 6th October Denis Filer from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford visited the MSB, Wakehurst Place, to discuss ongoing BRAHMS development work. Did you know BRAHMS now has the ability to assess seed collections against the the MSBP's Seed Conservation Standards for data? Denis also presented a preview of the new BRAHMS 8, which is currently in development and due to be released next year. BRAHMS 8 offers a new user-friendly interface and lots of new functionality to make data management easier and more effective.

September 2015 - SCT course 2015

Staff at the Millennium Seed Bank look forward to welcoming delegates from eleven different countries on 28th September 2015 to the 8th annual Seed Conservation Techniques training course! The Data Warehouse team will be presenting to SCT participants on data management and data sharing opportunities.

August 2015 - New BRAHMS online interface

Check out the new BRAHMS online interface in the Data Warehouse tables - we hope you find the new design easier for exploring our data.

July 2015 - New MSB Partnership Data Warehouse Project Officer appointed

Welcome to Naomi Carvey who joins RBG Kew as the new MSB Partnership Data Warehouse Project Officer. Please contact Naomi with any questions or suggestions you have concerning the MSBP Data Warehouse, at n.carvey@kew.org.

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