Q. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC):
1. It is the first national repository for life science data in India.
2. The centre shall implement the Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Both statements are correct 

About IBDC 

  • The Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) is the first national repository for life science data in India. 
  • Purpose: IBDC is mandated to archive all life science data generated from publicly funded research in India. 
  • Supported by: The data center is supported by the Government of India (GOI) through the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). 

About Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines: 

  • The Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines have been developed by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). 
  • Aim: The guidelines are aimed at providing a well-defined framework and guiding principle to facilitate and enable sharing and exchange of biological knowledge, information and data. 
  • Implementation: The guidelines will be implemented through the Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC). 
  • Significance: The exchange of information will help in promoting research and innovation in different research groups across the country.