Maintains and provides public archival, retrieval and analytical services for biological information. The contents of the DDBJ databases are shared with the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) within the framework of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC). Since 2013, the DDBJ Center has been operating the Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive (JGA) in collaboration with the National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) in Japan. In addition, the DDBJ Center develops semantic web technologies for data integration and sharing in collaboration with the Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) in Japan.

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DDBJ classification

  • Animals
    • Homo sapiens
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Protists

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DDBJ Center, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan; Database Center for Life Science, Chiba, Japan; National Bioscience Database Center, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Funding source(s)

This project was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) via a management expense grant for Inter-University Research Institute Corporation; Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Genome Science). It was also funded by NBDC of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Enhancement of the BioProject/BioSample/DRA submission system was supported by MEXT KAKENHI (No. 221S0002). DDBJ Pipeline system was also supported by MEXT KAKENHI (No. 24500366, 24510273).

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