The Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive (JGA) is a service for permanent
archiving and sharing of all types of individual-level genetic and
de-identified phenotypic data resulting from biomedical research
projects. The JGA contains exclusive data collected from individuals
whose consent agreements authorize data release only for specific
research use or to bona fide researchers. Strict protocols govern how
information is managed, stored and distributed by the JGA. Once
processed, all data are encrypted. Users can contact the JGA team from
JGA services are provided in collaboration with the Department of NBDC Program (NBDC) of Japan Science and Technology Agency.
The JGA implements access-granting policy whereby the decisions of who will be granted access to the data resides with the JST-NBDC. The users apply for data access directly to the NBDC and the JGA will only facilitate secure access to the data once the information of a successful application process has been passed from the NBDC to the JGA.
The JGA accepts only de-identified data approved by JST-NBDC (Data submission of human subjects research). The users apply for data submission directly to the NBDC and the JGA will only accept and process submissions once the information of a successful application process has been passed from the NBDC to the JGA. Prior to data submission, the submitters should contact the JGA. A separate notification will then be sent to the submitter including the instructions of how to upload the data into JGA.
After data submission the JGA team will process the data into databases and archive the original data files. The accepted data types include manufacturer-specific raw data formats from the array-based and new sequencing platforms. The processed data such as the genotype and structural variants or any summary level statistical analyses from the original study authors are stored in databases. The JGA also accepts and distributes any phenotype data associated with the samples. For other human biological data, please contact the NBDC human data ethical committee.