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Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Biotechnology

In news Recently, Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines was released by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology.

  • Further, a website of Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) was also launched.

About Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines

  • These guidelines envisage to bridge other existing biological datasets/data centres with the IBDC, which will be called Bio-Grid.
  • This Bio-Grid will be a National Repository for biological knowledge, information and data.
    • Also, Bio-Grid will be responsible for enabling its exchange, developing measures for safety, standards and quality for datasets and establishing detailed modalities for accessing data.
  • These guidelines will be implemented through Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC).
  • Currently, India ranks number 4 amongst the top 20 countries contributing biological databases.

Important Schemes and Policies Regarding Biotech

News Source: PIB

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