The following people at the Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) and companies contributed to developing ”Database Catalog”. This service was developed as part of the “Integrated Database Project”*, funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and is now being provided and maintained by the National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) at the Japan Science Technology Agency (JST), since April 1st, 2011.
DBCLS：Shoko Kawamoto (service manager), Takao Yokoyama, Kazuhiro Hayashi, Tetsuo Nishikawa
Collaborating companies：BITS Co., Ltd. (main contractor), Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd., Hitachi Solutions Ltd.
Third party systems and data utilized for the service
Some of the contents of “Database Catalog” are based on a report that investigated the situation of life science databases published in 2008 to the Council for Science and Technology Policy funded by the Special Coordination Funds for the promotion of Science and Technology.
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* 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 together with 15 other Japanese universities and institutions (For details of the project see here.
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