The proposed Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) or the Centre will have four major objectives. They are:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Organization of training programs on high throughput data analysis and performance of outreach activities for sensitizing researchers on benefits of data sharing.