The Computer Unit, as an important component of the research infrastructure of BIDS, was established in 1982 with the objective of providing data processing support to BIDS researchers. In order to improve its financial viability, the Unit provides services on a commercial basis as well.
The Computer Unit has adjusted to changing technologies over time. All researchers have access to computers and internet services. Support services such as the accounts, administration, publications, library and documentation are also automated. The computers operate under a single network managed by the Unit which is also connected to the internet. The Unit manages a dedicated website (www.bids.org.bd). The BIDS library has been put on-line for part of its holdings.
The Computer Unit also supports BIDS and all its research projects for data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations and customs programming using different types of statistically data analysis software.