Based on the international collaboration between DDBJ center and European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) ArrayExpress team, we have mirrored the public ArrayExpress data (array, experiment and atlas) to our ftp site (atlas/rnaseq directory which contains RNA-seq data is excluded). The data mirroring program was developed and executed by Project Associate Professor, Bono Hidemasa of Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS).ftp sites
To download more than 50 terabytes of data from EBI, we used the aspera software for faster file transfer. The mirroring program was executed on the SuperComputer Facilities of National Institute of Genetics.
By this mirroring realized by the collaboration between DDBJ center, EBI ArrayExpress and DBCLS, users in Japanese and neighbouring countries are able to download the ArrayExpress data from nearer DDBJ site.