DDBJ discontinues the following services provided by WWW and by E-mail, as of the described schedule. We apologize for your inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
|Services||substitute services of DDBJ|
|Search & Analysis by E-mail server|
|getentry||2008.9.12 (terminated)||getentry （WWW ＊1 ／ WAB ＊2）|
|get-version||2008.9.12(terminated)||getentry （WWW ＊1 ／ WABI ＊2）|
|FASTA||2008.9.12(terminated)||FASTA （WWW ＊1 ／ WABI ＊2）|
|BLAST||2008.9.12(terminated)||BLAST （WWW ＊1 ／ WABI ＊2）|
|SSEARCH||2008.9.12(terminated)||SSEARCH （WWW ＊1）|
|ClustalW||2008.9.12(terminated)||ClustalW （WWW ＊1 ／ WABI ＊2）|
|HMMPFAM||2008.9.12(terminated)||HMMPFAM （WWW ＊1）|
|SRS||2008.12.26(terminated)||ARSA ==>Termination of SRS|
|Sequence Pattern Match|
|Protein Compatibility Analysis, etc.|
＊1：Receiving the results by E-mail after sending the queries by WWW is continuously available.
＊2：WABI stands for Web API for Biology and can be called by programs written by Perl, Java, C, Ruby and Python (ref: http://www.xml.nig.ac.jp/)
December 26, 2008. Please use ARSA hereafter.
DDBJ terminates providing SRS services (by WWW and WABI ) as of the December 26, 2008. We appreciate very much that you have used SRS since it was firstly launched in DDBJ in 1999. We apologize for your labor switching your keyword search system from SRS to ARSA, but, we hope ARSA is useful for all DDBJ users. Please refer the summary of ARSA and SRS shown in below.
（１）ARSA and SRS Search functions
|A R S A||S R S|
|SearchEngine||High-speed XML database search engine "Interstage Shunsaku" was applied for the nucleotide sequence database retrieval||Keyword search system developed by EBI(European Bioinformatics Institute) was applied and reconstructed for the DDBJ database retrieval|
|Cross search of multiple DB||Yes||Yes|
|Specifying the search field||Yes||Yes|
|Use of DDBJ flat file Feature/Qualifier||Yes||No|
|Multiple keywords connection using and/or/not||Yes ＊||Yes|
|Relation to analysis tools||Yes||Yes|
＊：Use of "not" in Quick Search is in being enhanced (as of Aug. 2008)
（２）ARSA Improvement History
|2004.12||Trial operation started at the DDBJ HP
"DDBJ" and "DDBJNEW" only
Full-time operation started
|2007.02||21DBs other than DDBJ was added||23|
|2007.07||Extensive Enhancement and transfer to Official Operation
<Main New Functions>
|2007.10||DDBJ HP design renewal
(ARSA is available at the search window of DDBJ HP)
|2007.10||Sequence search program linked to TX Search was changed from SRS to ARSA|
|2007.11||Further Upgrade subsequent to enhancement conductted in July"
<Main new functions>
|2008.05|| Removal of redundant DBs
4DBs related to PFAM were removed
（３）Usage of ARSA and SRS
In the Page View count, ARSA exceeded SRS in March, 2008.
Unique User:a number of an individual that has visited a Web site or received specific content,for a specified period of time such as a day or month. More than one time visits by the same user is counted as 1.
Page View:a request to load a single page of an Internet site. This number is widely used as an access index to the site
DDBJ, since starting the ARSA services in December of 2004 as a trial operation, has built up continuous improvements for the more convenient keyword search system. Meanwhile, DDBJ has introduced ARSA at the scientific meeting and DDBJing tutorials. The increase of ARSA users reflects these efforts, and as a result, DDBJ decided to terminate providing SRS service.
DDBJ will do all the more efforts for the development of ARSA. If you have any comments for ARSA, please send it from "Your Comment" which is located in the upper blue zone.