GG-CE Support

If you experience any issues with GG-CE or when using the Curator Tool (or Search Tool) with GG-CE please file a ticket with us!

The current version is 2021.14, see #126 for details or check the list of all GG-CE Release notes.

GG-CE is actively developed and new features are added with each release.

GRIN-Global Community Edition

GRIN-Global Community Edition (GG-CE) is a freely accessible, open-source software solution, designed for genebanks to store and manage data associated with plant genetic resources in their collections. GG-CE provides the genebank with current information about each sample in the collection, allowing for better allocation of their limited resources, and prioritization of activities.

GG-CE provides a web interface and genebank staff can access and interact with GG-CE without installation of additional software on desktops, tablets and mobiles. The genebank data manager may use the GRIN-Global Curator Tool for convenient importing of bulk data and updating of large numbers of records.


GG-CE is an evolution of the original GRIN-Global system, which is based on the classic Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) software. GG-CE builds on decades of experience in genebank database design of GRIN-Global and therefore features a suitably designed and fully developed database that addresses most genebanks’ data requirements. It provides a complete genebank inventory management solution.

Read more about GG-CE and its functionality in the GG-CE Overview.

Our mission

GG-CE aims to provide a complete genebank collection management solution.

GG-CE enables genebank staff to capture and make use of data across all genebank operations, from acquisition, to management, monitoring, and evaluation of material in the collection, and its eventual distribution to clients. It provides tools that enable genebank technicians to capture data as early as possible, usually alongside routine genebank operations.


Trying out GG-CE

GG-CE Demo environment is available at https://demo.ggce.genebanks.org. Please contact us at helpdesk@grin-global.org to request access to the Demo GG-CE!

See the Installation Guide for information on installing GG-CE.

License and Disclaimer

This software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License").

You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.