Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Indian Biological Data Center (IBDC)”:
1.It is the first national repository for life science data in India.
2.It is located at Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: IBDC is the first national repository for life science data in India. It is envisaged to emerge as a major data repository for all life science data emerging from India.

  • Also, as per the Biotech-PRIDE guidelines, released last year, IBDC is mandated to archive all life science data generated from publicly funded research in India.
  • It is being established at Regional Centre of Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad in collaboration with National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Source: FORUMIAS