Objectives of the Centre:
The objectives of the centre are
(i) To provide a national
bio-information network designed to bridge the
inter-disciplinary gaps in biotechnology information and to
establish link among scientists in
organizations involved in R & D
and manufacturing activities in biotechnology.
(ii) To build up information
resources, prepare database on biotechnology and to develop
relevant information handling tools and techniques.
(iii) To continuously assess
information requirements, organize creation of necessary
infrastructure and to provide information and computer support
services to the
national community of users.
iv) To establish linkages with
international resources in Biotechnology Information (e.g.
Databanks, published literature, patents and other information
of scientific and
(v) To evolve and implement
programmes on education and training of information scientists
responsible for having biotechnology information and its
application to biotechnology, research and development.
(vi) To develop, support and
enhance public information resource for biotechnology e.g. Gene
banks, molecular biology data and related research information
(vii) To undertake preparing and
publishing survey, state–of–the- art reports and
for several branches of the sector.