Enabling reusability of plant phenomic datasets with MIAPPE 1.1

Evangelia A. Papoutsoglou*, Daniel Faria, Daniel Arend, Elizabeth Arnaud, Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Inês Chaves, Frederik Coppens, Guillaume Cornut, Bruno V. Costa, Hanna Ćwiek-Kupczyńska, Bert Droesbeke, Richard Finkers, Kristina Gruden, Astrid Junker, Graham J. King, Paweł Krajewski, Matthias Lange, Marie Angélique Laporte, Célia Michotey, Markus OppermannRichard Ostler, Hendrik Poorter, Ricardo Ramı́rez-Gonzalez, Živa Ramšak, Jochen C. Reif, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Susanna Assunta Sansone, Uwe Scholz, François Tardieu, Cristobal Uauy, Björn Usadel, Richard G.F. Visser, Stephan Weise, Paul J. Kersey, Célia M. Miguel, Anne Françoise Adam-Blondon, Cyril Pommier*

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Enabling data reuse and knowledge discovery is increasingly critical in modern science, and requires an effort towards standardising data publication practices. This is particularly challenging in the plant phenotyping domain, due to its complexity and heterogeneity. We have produced the MIAPPE 1.1 release, which enhances the existing MIAPPE standard in coverage, to support perennial plants, in structure, through an explicit data model, and in clarity, through definitions and examples. We evaluated MIAPPE 1.1 by using it to express several heterogeneous phenotyping experiments in a range of different formats, to demonstrate its applicability and the interoperability between the various implementations. Furthermore, the extended coverage is demonstrated by the fact that one of the datasets could not have been described under MIAPPE 1.0. MIAPPE 1.1 marks a major step towards enabling plant phenotyping data reusability, thanks to its extended coverage, and especially the formalisation of its data model, which facilitates its implementation in different formats. Community feedback has been critical to this development, and will be a key part of ensuring adoption of the standard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-273
JournalNew Phytologist
Issue number1
Early online date15 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • findability
  • interoperability
  • metadata
  • phenomics
  • plant phenotyping
  • reusability
  • standards


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