National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences was formally founded on December 18th, 2012. The organization is a national platform which is gathered the domestic research strengths and based on the disciplinary advantage of TCM Resources in China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. The Center is undertaking the national survey on TCM Resources, carrying out the research on the foundation and application of TCM resources and the achievements transformation. At the same time, the center is also establishing the mechanism of dynamic monitoring for TCM Resources, in order to promote the sustainable development of TCM Resources and meet the health needs of all people.
The“TCM Resources Innovation Team” and "Chinese Medicine Ecological Agriculture Innovation Team" of the Center are the key areas innovation team authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The Center is the supporting organization for the State Key Laboratory of Dao-di Herbs, and also the affiliated organization of ISO/TC249/WG1 and 10 professional committees, such as TCM identification professional committee of China Association of Chinese Medicine, TCM resource ecology professional committee of Ecological Society of China, and other 8 institutions. Currently, there are 2 key research laboratories, 2 third-level laboratories and 3 key disciplines authorized by the State Administration of TCM in the Center. Many research achievements have reached a domestic leading level, which includes the research on the functional gene of the TCM secondary metabolites biosynthesis, molecular identification of TCM, regionalization and remote sensing monitoring for TCM resources, ecological planting and soil micro-ecological repair management for TCM resources, etc.