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Code of Ethics

The most recent version (2000) of the "International Oat Workers' Code of Ethics for Germplasm Exchange" is here. This is currently being revised to meet the provisions of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). For parties signatory to the treaty, a Standard Materials Transfer Agreement (SMTA) has been developed. The treaty document itself can be found here and information from the "9th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the ITPGRFA" can be found here and here.






Variety registration


Variety trials/Agronomy


Germplasm Committee members, 2018

(Other information can be found on the "Additional Links" page, in the "Oat Newsletter Archives", in the more recent Research Report sections, and in the "Historical Documents" section.)