The Directorate of Scientific Information was established in 1984 at the premises of National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad to cater to needs of scientific community for research literature and a variety of other information material. The main function of the Directorate is to locate, collect, process and disseminate agricultural information through different means and sources using appropriate tools and techniques. It is a technical support facility providing a variety of services to scientific community at national, regional and international levels.
Directorate of Scientific information (PARC) is well established with latest information handling techniques and technologies for collection, processing, preservation and dissemination of information. The Directorate introduced first-ever use of computers, CD-ROM and other electronic information location, collection, processing, dissemination and knowledge management technologies during 1980s.
Various sections of the Directorate includes, website, Library, Documentation, Database, PARC Journal and Photography.