About the “Integrated Database Project”?
The “Integrated Database Project” was a five year project (starting FY2006), funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), that aimed to improve the accessibility and usability of life science databases in Japan. It was lead by DBCLS/ROIS together with 15 other Japanese universities and institutions (For details of the participating institutions click here).
Although the Project finished in Mar. 2011, project portal websites, search systems and tools useful for life science research which had been developed are being maintained. These are all available from the LSDB home page (some of them which are now maintained by NBDC have auto-link to NBDC website).
What kind of database do you develop?
DBCLS does not develop primary databases composed of experimental or observational data, but develops information technology and contents (e.g. dictionaries) that improves the accessibility of life science databases.
Do you sell any of the databases?
No. None of our databases or database related services is sold. They are publicly available for free of charge.
Who can use the services linked from the LSDB home page?
Anyone who has access to the Internet can use the services linked from the LSDB home page almost for any purpose (if there are any restrictions, it is stated on each web page).
How much does it cost to use the services linked from the LSDB home page?
All of the services linked from the LSDB home page are publicly available and free of charge..
Do I need to create an Open ID account to use the services linked from the LSDB home page?
Can I link to one or several services available from the LSDB home page?
Yes, links can be implemented in your web site and does not require any permission.
Do I need to obtain permission to redistribute the resources available from the services?
Read the Site Policies of the LSDB home page carefully. The redistribution of some of the resources in part or whole may be restricted. Read and follow the instructions of the services’ license.
How can I collaborate with the “Integrated Database Project” or DBCLS?
Fill in the form at “Contact” and let us know how we may collaborate.