PGR Database


Terms and Conditions of Access


Data: Passport (accession number, location of collection), Characterization (minimum descriptors), Evaluation (preliminary as well as detailed), and any other information (image, weather, soil, etc.) that are associated with germplasm accessions

PGR Portal: The online plant genetic resources information portal hosted by NBPGR to enable a user to access the data

User: Any researcher, student, academician, farmer or policy maker from government or industry seeking information from the PGR Portal for non-commercial purposes

A user may also be a person (individual or representative of a private corporate entity or firm) having commercial interest in the information, who has received express permission from the competent authority of NBPGR to access information embodied in the PGR portal. The access to information, without the need of explicitly mentioning all the time, is regulated under (but not excluding any other legal requirements in the Indian jurisdiction) Terms and Conditions mentioned herein

Terms:Terms and Conditions of accessing information as elucidated below

PGR Portal

The PGR Portal is a web based portal that provides information about germplasm accessions conserved in the National Genebank located at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India. The principal objective of the PGR Portal is to facilitate use of germplasm accessions in plant improvement programmes through enhanced access to information. The Portal does not process the germplasm requests. Users may request for germplasm at

The PGR Portal hosts data generated or compiled by NBPGR in accordance with the standard procedures. These procedures are laid down based on scientific, technical and policy guidelines set forth as well as revised from time to time under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Use of PGR Portal

The user is hereby granted a world-wide and royalty-free access to the Data published on the Portal for any lawful purpose, subject to the limitations hereunder:

  1. The user acknowledges that the access to and use of Data does not entitle him/her to any copyright or other intellectual property right or other proprietary interest in the Data or the PGR Portal.
  2. The user may not copy, reproduce, republish, post, broadcast, transmit, adapt, host (stand-alone or online) in full or in substantial part, the contents of the PGR Portal, in any way that would unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of NBPGR/ICAR or compete/conflict with the PGR Portal or compromise the principal objective of the PGR Portal.
  3. The user may link to the home page of the Portal, provided it is legally accepted and does not damage reputation of NBPGR/ICAR or take undue advantage of it. The link should not suggest, directly or indirectly, any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of NBPGR/ICAR where none exists. The user shall not establish a link from any website that is not owned by him/her.
  4. Every external link to PGR Portal shall include a copy of (alternatively the URL for) these Terms and Conditions of Access.

Acknowledgement and Citation:

You are required to acknowledge the use of the Data accessed through the PGR Portal as: PGR Portal (2012) Plant Germplasm Information of National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (Accessed through OR subsequent publications that appear at this space.

Future Changes to Datasets/Terms of Use

NBPGR/ICAR may at any time add to, delete from, or change in any way the contents, design, access regulations of the PGR Portal without any prior notice.

Legal Compliance

The user assumes sole responsibility that his/her use of the PGR Portal complies with all applicable laws and industry standards of India and user’s location.

Warranties and Disclaimer

This portal including the databases is compiled from various sources and while great care has been taken in its preparation NBPGR cannot guarantee that neither the information nor the software is absolutely free of errors. Users access the information through the PGR Portal “as is” and without any warranty of any kind, either express, implied, or arising by statute, custom, course of dealing, or trade usage. Any and all implied warranties or conditions of title, non-infringement, accuracy or completeness, the presence or absence of errors, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, or otherwise are specifically disclaimed.

However, please report any errors or deficiencies to or

Exclusion of Liability

NBPGR/ICAR are not liable for, and expressly exclude, all liability for loss or damage however and whenever caused to anyone by any use by accessing PGR Portal, whether caused by any fault on the part of NBPGR/ICAR or not. This exclusion of liability includes, but is not limited to, any special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages such as loss of revenue, data, anticipated profits, and lost business. This exclusion applies even if NBPGR/ICAR has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms and conditions and each remaining provision shall be valid and enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law. These terms and conditions shall replace any earlier understandings, agreements or representations (explicit or implicit) with respect to the PGR Portal and data access.

NBPGR/ICAR is hosting PGR Portal under the motto “Improved access to information to enhance PGR utilization”. The not-for-profit endeavour aims to resolve any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to PGR Portal by bilateral discussions. The location shall be New Delhi and the language to be used shall be English.