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Background to the foundation of NBDC

November 2000

Genome Science Committee, Panel on Life Science, Council for Science and Technology
"Our strategy in Genome Informatics" (November 17, 2000)
 - A strategy for promoting the advancement of genome informatics was proposed based on three perspectives: development of human resources, construction of databases, and development of technologies for information analysis.

August 2005

Establishment of a working group on strategy for database preparation, Life-Science Committee, Subdivision on Research Planning and Evaluation, Council for Science and Technology.
"Appropriate state of the strategy for database preparation for life science in Japan" (May 17, 2006)
 -Establishment of the Strategy Committee, construction of a portal site, development of technologies for database integration, and development of human resources were recommended as urgent issues to be addressed.

April 2006

"Integrated DB project in the Life Sciences (as of Integrated DB project)" was initiated as a 5-year project under the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS).

October 2008

Establishment of a working group on infrastructure development for life science information, Life Science Committee, Subdivision on Research Planning and Evaluation, Council for Science and Technology.
"Appropriate state of integration, maintenance, and operation of a life science database" (January 13, 2009)
 -It was recommended that integrated operation of the Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) and the Institute for Bioinformatics Research and Development (BIRD) be conducted by a new organization established within JST.

December 2008

Life Science Project Team, Integrated Database Task Force, Council for Science and Technology Policy
"Integrated Database Task Force report" (May 27, 2009)
 - Preparation of the framework and a roadmap for the integrated database were discussed.

September 2009

A Preparatory Committee set up for an integration center for life science databases
"Coordination of discussions on preparation for an integration center for life science databases (June 14, 2010)

October 2010

Establishment of a preparatory office for the National Bioscience Database Center, NBDC within JST

April 2011

Establishment of the National Bioscience Database Center,in JST.