The centre was instituted by ICMR with the broad objective of undertaking computational studies in the realm of reproductive health. Recently, we have been funded by the Department of Biotechnology to establish “Centre for advanced research in bioinformatics and computational biology for woman and child health”. Our focus is to develop high quality, manually curated disease-centric databases and generate testable hypotheses to address emerging global health issues. We seek collaborations from clinicians and research groups for validating our observations based on computational investigations. We also offer support for collaborative research and training on bioinformatics-related topics to academic institutions.