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CIMMYT International Wheat Improvement Network (IWIN) international nurseries are sent to cooperators with unique, paper field books for each nursery set (or occurrence). Today, many cooperators also prefer to receive field books in electronic formats. This web page enables recipients of IWIN international nurseries to download these unique recipient-specific field books in Excel™ format of Microsoft Office, version 95.

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The International Wheat Information System (IWIS), curated by CIMMYT, contains data gathered from 1976 to the present, from multiple providers situated in countries throughout the world. International Wheat Improvement Network cooperators and partners have provided the genotypic and phenotypic data contained in IWIS.

Access to all phenotypic trait data summary tables, collected on germplasm contained in nurseries distributed by IWIN from 1998 – present, is available below. Access to data on other nurseries is available upon request. As new data is received and entered into IWIS, these phenotypic data summary tables will be updated on an approximately bi-month basis until “live” web-accessibility is available.

Several columns (e.g. Cross Name, Selection History, Origin, Plot) in the downloaded field book worksheets are “data protected” to prevent data change. This protection is essential if the files will be used to return to CIMMYT cooperator-collected phenotypic data. If you wish to extract data from these protected columns for manipulation in a spreadsheet, or import into a separate database, use the Edit-Copy-Paste routine in Excel.

Yield trials are sent using uniquely randomized second replications. The first replication of all yield trials is uniform, in entry order, for all sets (or occurrences). The second replication, however, is uniquely randomized per occurrence. It is therefore crucial that sets of seed and the accompanying fieldbooks are not interchanged, because each set has a specific 2nd replication randomization layout and, therefore, a specific fieldbook.

Each individual set of seed for a trial is given an “occurrence” or set number. Occurrence number refers to the number used to identify the seed set assigned or distributed to each cooperator and links to each specific randomization used. Thus if a cooperator sows more than one set at the same location, these sets will have the same location code, but a different occurrence number. Assure that the occurrence on the fieldbook matches the number on the seed envelopes. In case of a lost fieldbook, IWIN will generate a new one (on paper and electronic form) giving the same set or occurrence number that appears on the nursery seed packets.

Barley fieldbooks in IWIS were included with the cooperation of the ICARDA/CIMMYT Barley Improvement Program 


Efren Rodríguez
Seed Inspection and Distribution Unit

CIMMYT, Int.
Apdo. Postal 6-641
06600 Mexico, D.F.
MEXICO


Please do not change the unique file name(s) of download field books if you wish to return data to IWIN using these electronic files. Data should be sent to Efren Rodríguez (e.rodriguez@cgiar.org), or mailed to:

SUMARY OF THE AGREEMENT FOR ACCESS AND USE OF DATA
By accessing the Data contained herein, you accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you shall access Data from this catalogue.
Briefly, and in “non-legalese” terms, the Agreement says that:
1. CIMMYT provides you a non-exclusive and non-transferrable permission to use the Data(1).
2. You can make copies of the Data for personal use.
3. Data and copies of Data can only be used for research, teaching and education, and for preparing publications.
4. You can share the data for formal teaching and education purposes, provided you inform the recipients that the data cannot be redistributed. You cannot share the data with others for any other purpose, but others can download the Data directly.
5. You shall acknowledge and reference the use of the Data and Database in all publications according to the directions provided by the Agreement.
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7. We will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from an error or inaccuracy in the Data or Database or as a result of using them.
8. Upon termination of this Agreement, you must return and/or destroy copies of the Data within 7 days.
CIMMYT may vary the terms and conditions of this Agreement by general online notification or other valid forms of notification so, we recommend you to review them periodically.
For more details, please make sure that you consult the Agreement.
For data(1), it shall be understood all the numbers, characters, values of qualitative or quantitative variables related to an item which are directly generated and/or captured from research-related activities as well as processed, aggregated, interpreted, commented, codified or in any way analysed data taking on a meaning (the latter referred to as Information) that the User is permitted to retrieve from the Database or other online SeeD resources under this Agreement.


AGREEMENT FOR ACCESS AND USE OF DATA
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By accessing the Data contained herein, you accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Such acceptance is on your own behalf, either as an independent individual or to perform your job duties/obligations, subject to the terms and conditions below.
If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you will not be able to access data from the maize and/or wheat catalogues.
AGREEMENT FOR ACCESS AND USE OF DATA FROM THE MAIZE AND/OR WHEAT CATALOGUES
1. Definitions
1.1 In this Agreement except where a different interpretation is clear from or necessary in the context, the following capitalised terms have the following meanings:-
Data
All the numbers, characters, values of qualitative or quantitative variables related to an item which are directly generated and/or captured from research-related activities as well as processed, aggregated, interpreted, commented, codified or in any way analysed data taking on a meaning (the latter referred to as Information) that the User is permitted to retrieve from the Database or other online SeeD resources under this Agreement.
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The online computer-based repositories of indexed data and collections of related data records (datasets) that constitute the databases known as the Maize and/or Wheat Catalogue.
Intellectual Property
Any law existing in any jurisdiction that protects the rights contained in Data and Database.
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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
User
The individual who has accepted this Agreement by downloading Data available in Database.
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1.3 In this Agreement:
1.3.1 words importing the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa
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1.3.4 words importing the whole shall be treated as including a reference to any part of the whole
2. Use of the Data and Database
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2.2 The User may make copies of the Data for personal use as follows:-
2.2.1 By temporarily displaying on a computer terminal the Data retrieved from the Database; and
2.2.2 By making one copy on paper of the Data retrieved from the Database; and
2.2.3 By downloading and storing by electronic means a copy of the Data on the User’s own equipment or equipment under his control.
2.3 The User may only use copies of the Data for the purposes of research, teaching and education, and for preparing publications, subject to the restrictions below.
2.4 The User is allowed to share the Data for formal educational and teaching purposes, provided that the students that have access to the Data are clearly informed that access is conditioned to not redistributing the Data. The user shall not redistribute the Data for any other purpose without the prior written consent of the Provider. Instead, the User shall refer interested new users to the Database to download the Data directly.
2.5 The User shall acknowledge and reference the use of the Data and Database in all publications using the general citation provided for the Maize and Wheat Catalogues or the specific citation associated with an individual dataset.
2.6 The User shall not seek any form of intellectual property rights or other legal rights over Data accessed from the Database. This clause shall survive termination of this agreement.
2.7 The User shall stop using the Data and immediately contact the Provider for guidance in case of risk or suspicion of violating terms and conditions of this agreement, whether such violation is directly made by the User or by any person or entity to whom the User provided or permitted access to the Data, whether while performing their job duties/obligations or during the performance of their personal activities.
3. Term
Subject to Clause 6, this Agreement will continue in force for as long as the User is in possession of the Data.
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4.1 All rights including Intellectual Property rights in the Data and Database are owned by the Provider and/or jointly between the Provider and its research partners.
4.2 The User acknowledges that his or her permission to use the Data and Database is limited to the rights expressly conferred by this Agreement.
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5.2 Although the Provider takes care in ensuring the accuracy of the Data and/or Database according to scientific standards, the Provider shall have no liability to the User in contract tort or otherwise for any loss or damage which the User suffers (whether direct consequential or any other form of loss) as a result of any error or inaccuracy in the Data or Database or as a result of using the Data or Database. The User is encouraged to contact the Provider immediately for any errors or inaccuracies discovered in the Data or Database, and the Provider undertakes to take urgent action to address such errors or inaccuracies.
6. Termination
6.1 The Provider or User may terminate this Agreement by thirty (30) days’ notice to the other party without providing any reasons for termination.
6.2 This Agreement shall immediately terminate if the User:-
6.2.1 breaches any provision of this Agreement that is not capable of being remedied;
6.2.2 materially breaches any provision of this Agreement that is capable of being remedied but not remedied within thirty (30) days as of the date of notice sent to the User by the Provider; or
6.2.3 enters into an arrangement for the benefit of creditors, becomes insolvent, files for protection under bankruptcy laws or otherwise seeks relief from creditors or anything analogous to the matters stated hereinbefore under any applicable law.
6.3 Upon termination of this Agreement, the User must return and/or destroy copies of the Data within seven (7) days of the date on which termination takes effect and certify to the Provider that this has been complied with. This clause shall survive termination of this agreement.
6.4 Termination of this Agreement shall not affect any obligation by either party to the other which are outstanding as at the effective date of termination nor any of the provisions of this Agreement which are expressed to survive termination.
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7.1 Force majeure
Neither party shall have any liability or be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement for any delays or failures in performance which result from circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the parties, including, without limitation, fire, flood, riots, strikes, epidemics, war (declared or undeclared and including the continuance, expansion or new outbreak of any war or conflict now in existence), embargoes and governmental actions or decrees.
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7.3 Reservation of rights
All rights not specifically and expressly granted to the User by this Agreement are reserved to the Provider. The Provider reserves the right to vary the terms of this Agreement by general online notification or other forms of notification to the User.
7.4 Notices
Any notice consent or the like (in this clause referred to generally as “Notice”) required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be binding upon the User if sent by the Provider via electronic mail and shall be deemed given at the time of its actual transmission provided that the Provider does not receive any indication that the electronic mail message has not been successfully transmitted to the User.
7.5 Non-Waiver of Remedies
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7.5.2 Any provision of this Agreement may be waived if, but only if, such waiver is in writing and is signed, by the party against whom the waiver is to be effective.
7.6 Invalid Clauses
If any provision or part of this Agreement is held to be invalid, amendments to this Agreement may be made by the addition or deletion of wording as appropriate to remove the invalid part or provision but otherwise retain the provision and the other provisions of this Agreement to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
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This Agreement shall be personal to the User and shall not be assigned or transferred without the prior written consent of the Provider.
7.8 Dispute Resolution
7.8.1 Any disagreements between the parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement shall be settled amicably by negotiation in the first instance, failing which all disputes arising out of or in connection with it shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules.
7.8.2 This Agreement shall be governed by general principles of law to the exclusion of any national system of law. Such general principles of law shall be deemed to include the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2010.




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