MOS Dr Jitendra Singh launches India’s first national repository for life science data, IBDC
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office, Dr Jitendra Singh today launched India’s first national repository for life science data, the Indian Biological Data Center’ (IBDC) at Faridabad, Haryana.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, as per the BIOTECH-PRIDE guidelines of the Government of India, IBDC is mandated to archive all life science data generated from publicly-funded research in India.
Supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), it has been established at Regional Centre of Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad with a data disaster recovery site at National Informatics Centre (NIC), Bhubaneshwar.According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, it has a data storage capacity of about 4 petabytes and houses the ‘Brahm’ High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility.
Dr Jitendra Singh informed that IBDC has started nucleotide data submission services via two data portals viz. The ‘Indian Nucleotide Data Archive (INDA)’ and ‘Indian Nucleotide Data Archive – Controlled Access INDA-CA’ has accumulated over 200 billion bases from 2,08,055 submissions from more than 50 research labs across India.
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