Established on February 20th, 2015, Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC) operates under the jurisdiction of the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).  TBRC serves as a non-profit center to preserve, provide and facilitate the coordination of exchange of biological information and resources and develop mechanisms enabled by information technologies to broaden access to biomaterials to the public and scientific community.  TBRC also provide quality technical services and supports that meet international standard practices.    

TBRC has established strong network with more than 60 departments from leading universities and companies in Thailand and with more than 10 research institutes in ASEAN as well as with leading national and international networks. Therefore, membership of the TBRC network links you to a network of research groups, research institutions, scientists and industry on the utilization of bioresources around the world. Utilizing a common network serving the entire country and ASEAN region, TBRC network helps lower the bioresource centers’ cost of investments in online distribution services.

The TBRC Network represents the commitment to generate economic value and enhance the competitiveness to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) from its rich biological resources. In addition, collections of biological resources in the network are significant to sustain the biodiversity of ASEAN ecosystems in the face of the threats from climate change and natural disaster.