DivSeek is a global community driven initiative that aims to facilitate the generation, integration, and sharing of data and information related to plant genetic resources (PGR). DivSeek provides a forum for partners to come together, it acts as a ‘hub’ to connect and promote interactions between its partners, other researchers and organizations to develop and share knowledge and best practice. DivSeek seeks to increase the efficiency of projects undertaken by its partners, to limit redundancy and increase the availability of digital data associated with PGR to a wider community.

DivSeek was launched in 2015 when partners from across the globe came together to adopt the DivSeek Charter. This charter outlines the framework for the Initiative that consists of

  1. The Partners’ Assembly, composed of representatives of Partner organizations and a Chairperson, is the decision-making body that determines the strategic direction of DivSeek and approves its Program of Work.
  2. The Steering Committee elaborates the Program of Work in alignment with the DivSeek strategic direction and oversees its implementation.
  3. The Coordination Unit operationalizes and facilitates the implementation of the Program of Work.

The DivSeek Charter was subsequently updated at the 2016 Partners Assembly meeting.