History of DDBJ
- EMBL data library was organized, and asked international cooperation for nucleotide sequence data bank to Japan.
- EMBL and GenBank started international cooperation, and invited Japan to participate their data bank.
- Aimed at contribution for international data bank to collect, to evaluate and to provide nucleotide sequence data, trial data loading was started.
- NIG; the National Institute of Genetics was reorganized as an Inter-University Research Institute.
DDBJ began to work at NIG.
- DNA Database Advisory Committee organized.
- DDBJ release 1 was provided.
By this release, we regard this year as official start of DDBJ operation.
- April, 1995
- To operate DDBJ more efficiently, CIB; the Center for Information Biology was established in NIG.
- April, 2001
- CIB was reorganized as CIB-DDBJ; the Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan
- April, 2004
- NIG was reorganized as a member of ROIS; Research Organization of Information and Systems. DDBJ has also belonged to ROIS.
- May, 2005
- DDBJ, EMBL-Bank and GenBank agreed to call their collaboration INSDC; International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration; and to call the unified nucleotide sequence database INSD; the International Nucleotide Sequence Database.
- April, 2007
- DBCLS; Database Center for Life Science was newly founded in ROIS.
- DDBJ faculty staff have greatly been reshuffled. DDBJ collaborates with DBCLS more closely.
INSDC added a collaborative meeting to deal with huge sequence data produced by the next generation sequencers (Sequence Read Archive) and traces produced by traditional sequencers (Trace Archive).
- April, 2012
- DDBJ, expanding its DNA databank activities, was restructured as one of the Intellectual Infrastructure Project Centers of NIG, being separated from CIB.
- October, 2013
- Collaborating with NBDC; National Bioscience Database Center, DDBJ Center started to operate the archive for all types of individual-level genetic and de-identified phenotypic data from human subjects, JGA; Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive.