For all data from human subjects researches submitted to DDBJ, it is submitter's responsibility to ensure that the privacy of participant (human subject) is protected in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies of submitter's institute.
In principle, make sure to remove any direct personal identifiers of human subjects from your submissions.
When you use samples derived from human subjects except commercial sources, make sure the followings.
Before data submission of whole genome scale data from human subjects research, please consider whether controlled access for the data is required or not (i.e. unrestricted access) on the basis of informed consents with human subjects.
For controlled access, submit your data to Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive (JGA)
For unrestricted access, submit your data through DDBJ Sequence Read Archive (DRA) or Mass Submission System (MSS).
Before submitting whole genome scale data from human subjects research, the research plan and the documents of informed consents should be assessed at National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) as needed.