創新轉譯農學研究計畫(ITAR)將網羅最優秀之科研人員,利用創新的農業生物技術,使臺灣農業能克服環境和經濟的挑戰:氣候變遷、永續能源、糧食安全、環境問題等;為達成此目標,ITAR將1)作物及花卉科學、2)水產科學、3)藥用植物科學列為重點發展項目;相關研究需以"體學(omics)"進行,如基因體學(genomics) 、蛋白質體學(proteomics)、代謝質體學(metabolomics),整合系統生物學(systems biology),並4)建立臺灣農業生物基因資源中心(E-Agribiological Omics Resource Center),作為臺灣農業生技持續發展之基石。

Innovative Translational Agricultural Research Grant (ITAR) is willing to bring together the best scientists to exploit innovative agricultural biotechnology for Taiwan agriculture can face the environmental and economic challenges: climate change, sustainable energy, food security, environmental issues, and etc; ITAR will focus on 3 specific topics: 1) crops and plant science, 2) aquaculture science, and 3) herbal medicine science; research will include “omics” technologies, such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and integration within systems biology and build up 4) Agribiological Omics Resource Center as databases to continuous and facilitate Taiwan agricultural biology research.