About COST Action 17111




The COST Action INTEGRAPE will bring together all stakeholders in the grapevine research community (academic, industry, policymakers and consumers) in an open, international, and representative network to develop minimal data standards and good practices in order to integrate data repositories and improve interoperability between datasets. The ultimate objective is to harness and exploit all available data to achieve better management practices and more cost-effective breeding for improved genotypes. Grapevine is grown worldwide to produce fresh berries, processed fruits and wine. The major challenge is to control berry composition and maintain yields while limiting the use of pesticides, water and other inputs, thus adapting the industry to climate change while achieving environmental and economic sustainability. Grapevine research focuses on interactions between the genotype, phenotype and environment, and information must be integrated from heterogeneous datasets including ampelography, environmental biology, genetics, genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. The data are currently dispersed and difficult to access, hindering meta-analysis (the re-use of grapevine data beyond the original experiments). No institution working in the field of grapevine research has yet taken on the mission to improve data integration and interoperability at the global level, although the grapevine research community is continuously producing large datasets. The concepts described will support stakeholders by developing innovative strategies to integrate grapevine data from existing resources and new experiments in a cost-effective manner, as well as making interoperable grapevine datasets and tools available in a secure and standardised format.

Work is organized in 4 working groups:

  • WG1. Data interoperability and definition of minimal contextual data standards
  • WG2. Interoperability of infrastructures and web services
  • WG3. Data analysis and best practices
  • WG4. Dissemination and user community assessment of guidelines and recommendations



COST Action web page

COST rules and guidelines

COST web site

International Grape Genome Program (IGGP)


Action Documents

  Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)



Important Dates

Short term scientific missions. Integrape can fund your stay in another institution to undertake collaborative research.
Application deadline: February 18, 2019
STSMs for this grant period should be performed until first week of April, 2019
ITC Grants. If you are coming from the Inclusiveness Target Country, Integrape can fund your attendance at the conference of your choice.
Application deadline: February 18, 2019
The proposed conference must take place before April 15, 2019
Submission of a scientific report, travel documentation, and fee invoice (if applicable) within 30 days (15 days if the conference is in April 2019)
The First Annual Meeting of COST Action 17111 »INTEGRAPE«
March 25th to March 28th, 2019
Chania, Crete, Greece

Deadline for Abstract Submissions

25th February 2019