To start a new breeding program in BIMS, you must have a CGD account with the appropriate access level. The first step in creating a new program is to select the Program Button (Fig. 18A). After selecting a program, the "Manage Program" tab will open and then you can open the "Program Admin Menu" section (Fig.18B). Click "Create" to make a new program.
Figure 18. Switching crops and opening the Manage Program tab.
After clicking the "Create" button, the "Add Program" tab opens (Fig. 19A). Enter the new Program Name and make sure that the required column names are set to match your dataset (Fig. 19B). The four columns are required columns in phenotype sheet of the data template and if you change the column names here the column names in the phenotype sheet of the template for download will automatically change. If you use Field Book App for phenotype collection, use these column names in the input files. After you have created the program, you will have the option to add other CGD users as members of the breeding program (Fig. 19C). Once the program is created, data can be loaded to the program.
Figure 19. Creating a new program and adding members.