The broad objectives of Biotechnology Information System
Network programme are:
i) To provide a national bioinformation network designed
to bridge the inter-disciplinary gaps on biotechnology information
and establish link among scientists in organisations involved
in R&D and manufacturing activities in the country.
ii) To build information resources, prepare databases on
biotechnology and to develop relevant information handling
tools and techniques.
iii) To continuously assess information requirements, create
and improve necessary infrastructure and to provide informatics
based support and services to the national community of
users working in biotechnology and allied areas.
iv) To coordinate efforts to access Biotechnology information
worldwide including establishing linkages with some of the
international resources of Biotechnology information (e.g.
Databanks on genetic materials, published literature, patents,
and other information of scientific and commercial value).
v) To undertake research into advanced methods of computer-based
information processing for analysing the structure and function
of biologically important molecules.
vi) To evolve and implement programmes on education of
users and training of information scientists responsible
for handling of biotechnology information and its applications
to biotechnology research and development.
vii) To establish regional and international cooperation
for exchange of scientific information and expertise in
biotechnology through the development of appropriate network
viii) To build networking capabilities of BTISnet in terms
of speed and capacity of the network to make fast INTERNET
access feasible at all nodes of the network.