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The advent of Information age has thrown upon new challenges and opportunities for Indian Agriculture. With the currently witnessed revolution in information technology, access to the desired information by working scientists and research managers has assumed paramount importance. With this in view, ARIS “Agricultural Research Information System” is trying to develop integration of information system and databases through an electronic network linking NARS institutions to support planning and management of agricultural research. The ARIS came into being in the terminal years of VIII plan using funds from NARP with the basic minimum hardware and software. At present ARIS is equipped with necessary hardware and software. The goal of the ARIS is to strengthen Information management culture using modern tools within the Indian NARS so that the agriculture research become more efficient and effective. The major objectives are:

1. To put information close to scientists and managers.
2. To build the capacity to organize, store, retrieve and use the relevant information into the agricultural research infrastructure.
3. To share information over NARS.
4. To improve the capacity to plan, execute, monitor and evaluate research programs.