Submission Account

Create a DDBJ submission account.

DDBJ submission account

At the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ), BioProject, BioSample, and DRA submissions are managed in user's account. This handbook explains how to create a submission account.

  • Create an account and submit data with the permission of the PI.
  • Issued account and password must be maintained securely by users.
  • When an account owner moves to another institute, we recommend to obtaining and using a new account.
  • Account name cannot be changed once it has been created.

There are two types of submission account. For submission to the DDBJ Sequence Read Archive (DRA), registering of center name and public key is required.

Two types of submission account
Two types of submission account.

Account for BioProject/BioSample submissions

Create an account on website

You can submit to BioProject and BioSample databases in the account created as explained in this chapter.

For submission to DRA, you need to register center name and public key.

Open the submission portal page at https://ddbj.nig.ac.jp/D-way. Click the [Create New Account] button.

Create a new submission account

Enter necessary information and click the [Continue].

  • ID must be 4 to 24 characters long.
  • ID can contain small letters, numbers and "_".
  • "-" and capital letters cannot be used.
  • Numbers and "_" cannot be used for first letter.

Enter basic account information and reserve an account ID.

Reserve an account

A confirmation mail is sent to the entered e-mail address. Activate your reserved account according to the mail text.

Set a password for the activated account.

Set a password longer than 8 characters contains both alphabets and numbers.
Set a password
Can submit to BioProject and BioSample

Enable DRA submission in account

For submission to the DDBJ Sequence Read Archive (DRA), center name and public key should be registered to your account. The center name is abbreviated name of organization assigned by the DRA. The public key is used to identify users.

Generate public and private key pair

Windows

Install and run the "PuTTY Key Generator". Set parameters as below and click the [Generate] button.

PuTTY Key Generator parameters settings

Generate a key pair by moving mouse pointer randomly in the window and save the public and private keys. The key is saved in the PuTTY format and can be used in the WinSCP.

Mac OS X

Run "Terminal" from Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app.

Run Mac terminal

In the Terminal, execute following commands.

Generate the keys.
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa

Messages are displayed.
Generating public/private rsa key pair.

File in which to save the key. Press [enter].
Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa):

Press the [enter] to set no passphrase.
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:

Your identification has been saved in /Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
At "/Users/you/.ssh", the private key is saved as "id_rsa" and the public key is saved as "id_rsa.pub".

From the Finder "Go" menu, select the "Go to Folder" to display the invisible ".ssh" folder contains the public key.

Go to Folder

In the "Go to Folder" window, enter the path to the ".ssh" folder under your home.

Enter the path to the .ssh folder

The public key file "id_rsa.pub" is displayed.

Public key file in .ssh folder

Copy the public key file "id_rsa.pub" to your desk top for your account registration.

Unix

Generate the keys.
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa

Messages are displayed.
Generating public/private rsa key pair.

File in which to save the key. Press [enter].
Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa):

Press the [enter] to set no passphrase.
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:

Your identification has been saved in /Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
At "/Users/you/.ssh", the private key is saved as "id_rsa" and the public key is saved as "id_rsa.pub".

Register center name and public key

Login to the submission account. Set a new password for the first time of login. In the "Account" page, fill your organization name in the "Center Full Name" and choose an appropriate one from suggested list. Then, update your account by clicking the [Update] button.

If an appropriate center is not registered, apply a new one by clicking the [Apply new center name] button and inform us a full name of your organization.

Register a center name

Once center name is registered, a public key can be uploaded in the "Public Key" area at the bottom. Select a public key file and register it by [Register public key] button.

Register a public key

Once both center name and public key are registered, you can submit to the DRA at "DRA" menu at top left.

Can submit to DRA in addition to BioProject and BioSample

Update account

Edit account information and update account by [Update] button. The registered public key can be overwritten by uploading a new file.

Convert private key

Windows PuTTY to OpenSSH

Select the "Import key" of "Conversions" menu and load the private key generated by PuTTY.

Import key

Select the "Export OpenSSH key" of "Conversions" menu and save the converted private key. The converted private key can be used in Unix and Mac OS X.

Export OpenSSH key

OpenSSH to Windows PuTTY

Select the "Import key" of "Conversions" menu and load the private key generated in Unix/Mac OS X.

Import key

Click the [Save private key] button and save the converted private key. The converted private key can be used in Windows WinSCP.

Save converted private key