OpenSILEX PHIS users documentation


OpenSILEX PHIS (Phenotyping Hybrid Information System) is developped for high-throughput plant phenotyping in close interaction to plant phenotyping communities. Phis is part of OpenSILEX collaborative meta-project developped at MISTEA joint research unit (INRA - SupAgro). More information on OpenSILEX is available at The present documentation is a resource material related to the new version of OpenSILEX PHIS.


Phis is organized around three layers : the layer of the data storage (first layer), which the users do not access directly, but using clients (3rd layer) which interact with the data layer through the web services layer (2nd layer).



Contributors to this documentation are agents of the INRA - SupAgro joint research units MISTEA and LEPSE in Montpellier :

Every Phis user is welcomed to enrich this repository with her/his experience of the information system.


This documentation is currently under developpement. If a OpenSILEX PHIS user wish to point out a flaw in this documentation, he is welcomed to do so in this repository's GitHub issues.

Concerning issues with OpenSILEX PHIS itself, users are invited to report them via the GitHub issues of the repositories causing trouble, for instance phis-ws/issues for problems concerning the Web services and phis-webapp/issues for issues with the Web client.

OpenSILEX development team can also be contacted through its official email address or through the mailing list when reporting a bug or seeking help.

Keep up to date

In order to keep abreast of the latest OpenSILEX PHIS development, one can :


Pilot version of Phis (different to the one presented here) described in Neveu, Pascal, et al. "Dealing with multi‐source and multi‐scale information in plant phenomics: the ontology‐driven Phenotyping Hybrid Information System." New Phytologist (2018). An interactive web user interface of the pilot version of Phis is available at

The current version of OpenSILEX PHIS is presented on the webpage


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