Last updated:2013.5.13.

Principle of “Hold-Until-Published” data release

In principle we release "Hold-Until-Published" data when one of the following three conditions is met:

1. The submitter requests to release the data.
2. The submitter has published own accession number(s)* and it has been confirmed.
3. Specified hold-date has come.

In cases 2 and 3, data will be released with no exception and no permission from the submitter. Above three principles are applied to the data which were registered at DDBJ after January 1, 1998.

Please note in advance that we will release the data which the specified hold-date will come during the New Year Holidays in order after the start of our work.

* We do not release the data when its accession number(s) was published wrongly by other than the submitter.
"publish" means to disclose the accession number(s) to the public through paper, thesis, academic meeting, internet, press report, etc..

If you wish your data to be held for a while at DDBJ, be sure to specify the exact date on which the sequences should be released to the public.

If you want to postpone the hold-date of your data, please inform DDBJ of a new date and the accession number either by E-mail, FAX or postal mail before the hold-date.

Please contact DDBJ as soon as your data become available for release.

DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ)
Center for Information Biology, National Institute of Genetics
Mishima, 411-8540, Japan
E-mail: ddbjupdt#64;
FAX: +81-55-981-6849