Know more

About cookies

What is a "cookie"?

A "cookie" is a piece of information, usually small and identified by a name, which may be sent to your browser by a website you are visiting. Your web browser will store it for a period of time, and send it back to the web server each time you log on again.

Different types of cookies are placed on the sites:

  • Cookies strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the site
  • Cookies deposited by third party sites to improve the interactivity of the site, to collect statistics

Learn more about cookies and how they work

The different types of cookies used on this site

Cookies strictly necessary for the site to function

These cookies allow the main services of the site to function optimally. You can technically block them using your browser settings but your experience on the site may be degraded.

Furthermore, you have the possibility of opposing the use of audience measurement tracers strictly necessary for the functioning and current administration of the website in the cookie management window accessible via the link located in the footer of the site.

Technical cookies

Name of the cookie


Shelf life

CAS and PHP session cookies

Login credentials, session security



Saving your cookie consent choices

12 months

Audience measurement cookies (AT Internet)

Name of the cookie


Shelf life


Trace the visitor's route in order to establish visit statistics.

13 months


Store the anonymous ID of the visitor who starts the first time he visits the site

13 months


Identify the numbers (unique identifiers of a site) seen by the visitor and store the visitor's identifiers.

13 months

About the AT Internet audience measurement tool :

AT Internet's audience measurement tool Analytics is deployed on this site in order to obtain information on visitors' navigation and to improve its use.

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has granted an exemption to AT Internet's Web Analytics cookie. This tool is thus exempt from the collection of the Internet user's consent with regard to the deposit of analytics cookies. However, you can refuse the deposit of these cookies via the cookie management panel.

Good to know:

  • The data collected are not cross-checked with other processing operations
  • The deposited cookie is only used to produce anonymous statistics
  • The cookie does not allow the user's navigation on other sites to be tracked.

Third party cookies to improve the interactivity of the site

This site relies on certain services provided by third parties which allow :

  • to offer interactive content;
  • improve usability and facilitate the sharing of content on social networks;
  • view videos and animated presentations directly on our website;
  • protect form entries from robots;
  • monitor the performance of the site.

These third parties will collect and use your browsing data for their own purposes.

How to accept or reject cookies

When you start browsing an eZpublish site, the appearance of the "cookies" banner allows you to accept or refuse all the cookies we use. This banner will be displayed as long as you have not made a choice, even if you are browsing on another page of the site.

You can change your choices at any time by clicking on the "Cookie Management" link.

You can manage these cookies in your browser. Here are the procedures to follow: Firefox; Chrome; Explorer; Safari; Opera

For more information about the cookies we use, you can contact INRAE's Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at :


24, chemin de Borde Rouge -Auzeville - CS52627 31326 Castanet Tolosan cedex - France

Last update: May 2021

Menu Logo Principal AgroParisTech Université Paris-Saclay SAPS - Sciences Animales Paris-Saclay


GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

The eBIS technology unit, accredited in 2017, involves three partners: INRAE-GABI, the French Breeding Institute and Allice all within the G2B team.

eBIS technology unit
This technology unit (UMT in French) was created following the previous UMR 3G that involved three partners for the establishment of genomic selection in all populations. Genomic selection has completely revolutioinized selection in cattle. The new project is a continuation of the previous one but integrates new challenges in selection associated with global developments and also regulatory changes.

This UMT, accredited in 2017, involves three partners, INRAE-GABI, the French Breeding Institute (Idele) and Allice, all within the Bovine Genetics and Genomics Team of GABI. Its project concerns the major developments expected both in terms of methodology but also new applications of genomic testing of breeding animals. It is adapted to the major decisions in progress with the application of the European Zootechnical Regulations (RZUE) in November 2018, which significantly modified the regulatory missions of INRAE and Idele in the field of bovine breeding.

The program includes four thematic areas

  • Theme 1 concerns first, bovine genetic evaluations and their evolution within current regulations;  and then all actions to be developed to prepare transitions towards a new framework that will be as efficient and satisfactory as possible for its users. Then the activities of theme 1 will be pursued, facilitating exchanges with the future shared evaluation service.
  • Theme 2 treats different methodological challenges of genomic selection. A major effort will be made to use sequencing data: consideration of causal mutations, including non additive effects of genes in the predictions and genetic evaluation of cross-breeding, but also the analysis of the impact of epigenetic phenomena in predictions. This theme will also treat other methodological challenges like the generalization of single step analysis or prediction of genotype x environment interactions.
  • Theme 3 is dedicated to the genetic analysis of traits with two types of studies: 1) the study of phenotypes that present big challenges for the sustainability of bovine production; priority work relates to feed efficiency, methane production, animal health and product quality. 2) the search for genetic anomalies and important genes, based on the National Observatory for Bovine Anomalies (ONAB), and on detections issued directly from sequence analysis.
  • Finally, theme 4 concerns tools for decision-making in genomic selection, in particular on the intra herd level in a framework where most females are genotyped. Studies are underway to revise breeding plans, minimizing inbreeding and avoiding anomalies; to predict the future career of animals and help in decision-making for a reformed policy and reproduction; adapting predictions to the production systems while considering both the different selection objectives and the genotype x environment interactions.

This theme is naturally part of the INRAE Genomic Selection Metaprogramme which is a source of multidisciplinary activities, sharing between species or even reigns, and of international openness, towards the North and the South.