The Indus Research Centre (IRC) is a research initiative set up by the RMRL Trust to undertake scientific investigations, without any ideological bias, into various aspects of the Harappan or Indus Valley Civilization, and in particular the Indus Script which still remains undeciphered. IRC is open to all bona fide scholars who wish to undertake research in this field. Scholars can work in a free academic environment and pursue their own areas of interest in the field. Scholars are free to publish their findings.
The resources available at IRC include computerized data files, photographic card catalogues, books, monographs and research papers collected from various sources in India and abroad gifted by Late Dr. Iravatham Mahadevan, a well-known researcher in the Indus script and the first Honorary Consultant to IRC, on whose initiative IRC was created. A collection of papers of Dr. Gift Siromoney on this subject has been added to the IRC. Other resources include books and papers on Indus Valley Civilization and Linguistics. These resources are being maintained separately within IRC for easy access by scholars. IRC also organizes courses and seminars to support research on Indus Script. A Bulletin of the IRC is brought out as a biannual periodical.