Union Minister dedicates to the nation, India’s first national repository for life science data-‘Indian Biological Data Center(IBDC)’ at Faridabad, Haryana

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What is the News?

The Union Minister of Science and Technology has inaugurated ‘Indian Biological Data Center’ (IBDC) at Faridabad, Haryana.

What is the Indian Biological Data Centre(IBDC)?

Indian Biological Data Centre(IBDC) is the first national repository for life science data in India. 

Mandate: To archive all life science data generated from publicly funded research in India. 

The data center is supported by the Government of India (GOI) through the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). 

Capacity: IBDC has a data storage capacity of about 4 petabytes and houses the ‘Brahm’ High Performance Computing(HPC) facility. The computational infrastructure at IBDC is also made available for researchers interested in performing computational-intensive analysis. 

Located at: Regional Centre of Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad-Haryana with a data ‘Disaster Recovery’ site at National Informatics Centre(NIC), Bhubaneshwar.

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