The European Phaseolus Database was established on the initiative of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) (formerly "European Cooperative Programme for Crop Genetic Resources Networks") at the meeting of the Grain Legumes Working Group in Copenhagen 1995.
It is maintained by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) in Linz, Austria. The database contains passport data of the Phaseolus collections maintained in European genebanks. Additionally also Characterization data and photos are partly available.
The structure of the database follows the principles of the FAO/IPGRI Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors list / EURISCO Descriptors.