BIMS training workshop for rosaceae breeders (3/2018)

A full day BIMS training workshop held at the RosBreed Annual Participant Meeting in East Lansing on March 5, 2018.
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Breeders Information Management System (BIMS) Workshop

RosBREED 2018 Participants Meeting: East Lansing, MI
March 5, 2018: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
BIMS Trainers: Taein Lee, Sook Jung, Ksenija Gasic, Jodi Humann, Michael Coe, Dorrie Main
Attending: 41 Rosaceae Breeders and Scientists

This all day workshop will provide breeders (and program personnel) with practical training on how to use BIMS to manage their breeding program data. Participants will learn how to create a private breeding program within BIMS, give permission to a group of people, load data in templates and/or Field Book App output, view/search/download data, perform various searches, and create input files for the Field Book App. There will be a discussion time at the end to discuss functionality needs for BIMS. Participants will need to bring a laptop.


  • Introduction to Workshop and BIMS (Dorrie): 9.00 AM
  • Demo from a breeder (Ksenija): 9.35 AM
  • Break: 10.15 AM
  • Hands on training using sweet cherry RB data (Taein): 10.30 AM
    • Browsing trait/cross/trial data with statistical values
    • How to Search and Download
  • Lunch: 12.15 PM
  • Overview of Templates (Sook): 1.00 PM
  • Hands on Training using your data or sample data (Taein): 1.30 PM
    • Create a program
    • Load data in template
    • Load data in FieldBook output
    • Browse/search your own data
    • Create an input file for FieldBook App
    • Troubleshooting
  • Break: 3.15 PM
  • Open discussion on BIMS and Breeders Needs and Workshop Survey: 3.30 – 4.30 PM