06 April 2020 | News
The IBDC will enable life science researchers to deposit biological data in a central repository
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has established the Country's First National Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) for deposition, storage, annotation and sharing of biological data generated in the country through extensive funding from various Government Organizations.
The Indian Biological Data Centre will have the following four major Objective :
The IBDC will enable life science researchers to deposit biological data in a central repository and thus safeguard data generated using public resources from loss. It will perform quality control, curation, and annotation of data. These efforts will help establish benchmarks for the quality of data deposited and thus improve the quality of experimental research conducted in the country.
It will also facilitate distribution of biological data to researchers for further analysis and the discovery of emergent properties in biological systems. IBDC will also conduct training programs on data storage and analytics to help increase the number of manpower skilled in Data Science in the country.