The proposed Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) or the Centre will have four major objectives. They are:

  1. Setting up the required IT platform (hardware/software) for storage/distribution of biological data and development of appropriate web portal for data deposition/retrieval. It will enable researchers to deposit biological data in IBDC and store all biological data in the country perpetually.
  2. Development of standard operating Procedures (SOPs) and training of staff for storing the data as per FAIR principle, performing quality control, curation/annotation of data, data backup and management of data life cycle.
  3. Development/Installation of softwares for analysis of stored datasets by researchers on IBDC portal and development of web based tools/APIs for data sharing/retrieval.
  4. Organization of training programs on high throughput data analysis and performance of outreach activities for sensitizing researchers on benefits of data sharing.