Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Genetics x Environment x Management x Socioeconomics

 

19th and 20th century agriculture was spurred by three successive revolutions: the mechanical, chemical and biological revolutions. A 21st century revolution is gaining ground: the data revolution in agriculture.

 

We enable agricultural innovation by turning big (and little), often disparate, and sometimes messy data into actionable information.

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Smart Sharing

Your data, your tools, you choose.
From enabling entirely open data, or sharing only with selected partners, to totally private data.
GEMShare™ lowers the barriers to sharing data, and doing that smartly, while enabling data providers to preserve their formal and informal IP.

Open Architecture

Our design philosophy is to continuously add value by sticking with two familiar adages:
“Don’t reinvent the wheel” and “Stay on the cutting edge,” or, better still, “Create the cutting edge!”

Security

Secure and private data means just that.

The data and analytical tools accessible via G.E.M.S™ live in a platform designed and implemented by experts who deal with health data under HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) protection.

Flexible Tools

Beyond data to actionable information.
GEMSTools™ is an ever-expanding suite of analytical tools designed to cleanup messy (meta-)data, intelligently impute missing data, and apply advanced analytic methods to genomic, environmental, management and socio-economic data.

Scalability

Data (small to big)

Compute (available resources and expertise, laptop to supercomputer, ability to deploy at other sites); Geography (Designed to deal with network performance issues – variable network latency).

Interoperability

Standardize data from disparate sources through machine-assisted spell correction and ontology matching.
Innovating in agriculture can involve decisions that span from molecules to markets. Increasingly the data and information that enable these innovation span this entire innovation value chain, and ensuring functional interoperability of G x E x M x S data forms new and valuable links along this entire chain. G.E.M.S™ is designed to to foster links across different types of data through standardization of data.

FAIR(ER) Data

G.E.M.S™ puts FAIR principles into practice making its sharable data (and analytical tools) Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

But G.E.M.S™ goes beyond FAIR to FAIR(ER), adhering to Ethical data sharing and Reproducible standards as well.