DDBJ Center has been closely collaborating with EBI; European Bioinformatics Institute/ ENA; European Nucleotide Archive in Europe and NCBI; National Center for Biotechnology Information in USA to construct INSD; International Nucleotide Sequence Database through exchanging data and information on internet and by regularly holding two meetings,IAC; the International Advisory Committee and ICM; the International Collaborative Meeting.
The operations of DDBJ, ENA/EBI, NCBI and ICM subscribe to advice from IAC.
Collaboration framework to construct International Nucleotide Sequence Database
In 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; International Nucleotide Sequence Database.The agreement was approved by IAC in May 2005.
In 2009, INSDC added a coraborative meeting to deal with mass sequence data produced by the "next" generation sequencers (Sequence Read Archive) and traces produced by traditional gel/capillary sequencers (Trace Archive).
In 2010, databases at EBI were integrated to ENA; European Nucleotide Archive.
Members of INSDC
|Data type||DDBJ Center||EMBL-EBI||NCBI|
|Next generation reads||Sequence Read Archive||European Nucleotide Archive (ENA)||Sequence Read Archive|
|Sequence Read Archive||Trace Archive||Trace Archive|
IAC; International Advisory Committee
International Advisory Committee consists of nine members, each of 3 members selected from Europe, US, or Japan.The committee meeting to advice in fairness to maintenance and future plan of INSDC is held once a year.
ICM; International Collaborative Meeting
International Collaborative Meeting consists of working-level participants of INSDC and its fundamental principle is international collaboration. The meeting to discuss practical matters to maintain and update INSDC is held once a year.
Overview of International Nucleotide Sequence Databases Policies
This brief policy statement, prepared by the International Advisory Committee to the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases (INSD; DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank), describes the procedures followed by the INSD.
These policies are unanimously recommended by the INSD advisors.
The INSD is an outstanding example of success in building an immensely valuable, widely used public resource through voluntary ooperation across the international scientific community. This success has been achieved following the guidelines and principles outlined above.
- Signed by:
- Soren Brunak, Technical University of Denmark
- Antoine Danchin, Institut Pasteur
- Masahira Hattori, Kitasato University
- Tara Matise, Rutgers University
- Haruki Nakamura, Osaka University
- Daphne Preuss, University of Chicago
- Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN