The Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research IPK Gatersleben, is a nonprofit research institution for crop genetics and molecular biology, and is part of the Leibniz Association. The mission of the IPK Gatersleben is to conduct basic and applied research in the area of plant genetics and crop plant research. The results of this work are not only of significant benefit to plant breeders and the agricultural industry, but also to the food, feed, and chemical industry. An additional research area, the use of renewable raw materials, is increasingly gaining in importance.
The Federal ex situ Genebank for agricultural and horticultural crops of the IPK Gatersleben forms an essential component for the implementation of both national and international policy on conservation and and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources. The Genebank Information System (https://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/gbisipk-gaterslebendegbis-i/) GBIS maps all processes and documents information related to conservation management and the distribution of material. In addition GBIS represents and interface for exchange of data with national and international databases.