Importance of Bioinformatics Databases in Biological Research
A Study Conducted Among Research Scholars in Kerala
The present study attempts to seek the relevance of bioinformatics databases in biological research based on their use among biological research scholars in Kerala. The questionnaire survey was used to collect data from research scholars of Indian Institute of Special Research (IISR), Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) and biological research departments of Calicut University. The findings of the study reveal that the majority of the research scholars in the biological field use bioinformatics databases forvarious research purposes, especially for data analysis. Research scholars agree that bioinformatics databases are effective tools to improve their research. Lack of training is the main problem faced by them while accessing and using biological databases.