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Centre unveils India's first national repository for life science data

  • IBEF
  • November 11, 2022

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, presented India's first national repository for life science data collected by publically funded research. The 'Indian Biological Data Centre' (IBDC), constructed at the Regional Centre of Biotechnology, has four petabytes of data storage capacity and houses the 'Brahm' High-Performance Computing facility.

He stated that IBDC has begun nucleotide data submission services through two data portals, the 'Indian Nucleotide Data Archive (INDA)' and the 'Indian Nucleotide Data Archive - Controlled Access (INDA-CA),' and has collected over 200 billion (one billion = 100 crore) bases from 2,08,055 submissions from more than 50 research labs across the country. The Centre also maintains an online 'Dashboard' for genomic surveillance data collected by INSACOG labs, which offers tailored data submission, access, data analysis, and real-time SARS-CoV-2 variant monitoring across India.

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