The Information Network Center of IMCAS devotes itself to the digitalization and network sharing of the microbiological information resource and undertakes the development of the national scientific data sharing platform, the national scientific digital library and the informationization of CAS. It has already established a series of microbiological resource databases and the fungi digital specimen museum. It has also successively developed China Microbiological Resource Information Network, China Biotechnology Information Network, China Bio-mirror Network, China Bio-Grid, and the Avian Flu Information Network, on which the accessible information amounts to over 1TB, making it the largest gateway of microbiology domain. As China’s sub-center of International Bio-mirror Network, it provides online search service of over 20 world renowned biological databases, including International Nucleotide Sequence Database. Being the newly-elected host of WFCC World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM),
the center has integrated records of nearly 584 culture collections from 68 countries.