India’s first National Repository for Life Science data was unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh. The National Repository for Life Science data was generated from publicly-funded research in India.
The ‘Indian Biological Data Centre’ (IBDC) was established at the Regional Biotechnology Center. It has a storage capacity of four petabytes and is also home to the ‘Brahm’ High-Performance Computing facility.
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Centre Unveils India’s First National Repository for Life Science Data- Key Points
- Before the National Repository for Life Science data was unveiled the sciences data was stored in data repositories in Europe and the US till now.
- The computational infrastructure at IBDC has also been made available for researchers who are interested in performing computational-intensive analysis.
- IBDC has also started nucleotide data submission services via two data portals viz.
- The Centre also hosted an online ‘Dashboard’ for the genomic surveillance data generated by the INSACOG labs.
- These INSACOG labs provide customized data submission, access, data analysis services, and real-time SARS-CoV-2 variant monitoring across the country.
- Data submission and access to the portal for other data types are under development and would be launched.
- IBDC is committed to the spirit of data sharing as per FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles.