The tasks and method of an English language computer bank of information on community psychiatry program s and methods as well as their effectiveness are described. The bank contains summaries of particular published papers, including coded data on a given community-based intervention, methods of its evaluation, and obtained results. The summaries are made using a structured IFEI questionnaire covering about 100 variables. At present the bank contains 130 summaries of papers published in 1993 and 1994. About 110 new entries are to be added to the bank annually. Computerized information from the bank will be available from mid-1995. The bank is run by the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in collaboration with the WHO and some European centers.