The DNA Data Bank of Japan launches a new resource, the DDBJ Omics Archive of functional genomics experiments

Yuichi Kodama, Jun Mashima, Eli Kaminuma, Takashi Gojobori, Osamu Ogasawara, Toshihisa Takagi, Kousaku Okubo, Yasukazu Nakamura*

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The DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ; http://www maintains and provides archival, retrieval and analytical resources for biological information. The central DDBJ resource consists of public, open-access nucleotide sequence databases including raw sequence reads, assembly information and functional annotation. Database content is exchanged with EBI and NCBI within the framework of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC). In 2011, DDBJ launched two new resources: the 'DDBJ Omics Archive' (DOR; and BioProject ( DOR is an archival database of functional genomics data generated by microarray and highly parallel new generation sequencers. Data are exchanged between the ArrayExpress at EBI and DOR in the common MAGE-TAB format. BioProject provides an organizational framework to access metadata about research projects and the data from the projects that are deposited into different databases. In this article, we describe major changes and improvements introduced to the DDBJ services, and the launch of two new resources: DOR and BioProject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D38-D42
Issue numberD1
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) (management expense grant for National University Cooperation, to DDBJ); MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas ‘Genome Science’ (to DDBJ Sequence Read Archive and DDBJ Pipeline, partial). Funding for open access charge: The DDBJ management expenses grant (from MEXT).

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  • Genetics


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