History

Before the NBDC was founded

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.
May 2006 Establishment of a working group on strategy for database preparation, Life-Science Committee, Subdivision on Research Planning and Evaluation, Council for Science and Technology. (August 17, 2005)
"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). (April 1, 2006)
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. (October 14, 2008)
"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 (December 25, 2008)
"Integrated Database Task Force report" (April 10, 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 (September 15, 2009)
June 2010 "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 within JST (October 1, 2010)

After the NBDC was founded

April 2011 Foundation of the National Bioscience Database Center (April 1, 2011)

Launch of Life Science Database Integration Project

Assumption of office by OISHI Michio as the 1st Director-General
Launch of Core Technology Development Program
Launch of Database Integration Coordination Program
January 2012 Establishment of Ethics Subcommittee in the NBDC Steering Committee (to March 2012)
May 2012 Establishment of Data-Sharing Subcommittee in the NBDC Steering Committee
July 2012 The NBDC Steering Committee released the report "How the second stage of integrated database development in the field of life sciences should be implemented (report) (538 KB).Only in Japanese"
Summary of examination on how integrated database development in the field of life sciences should be implemented in FY 2014 and later.
October 2012 Establishment of Human Resource Development Subcommittee in the NBDC Steering Committee (to March 2016)
January 2013 Reporting on "Progress and future directions of Life Science Database Integration Project (106 KB)Only in Japanese" by Life Science Section, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at the 1st Life Innovation Strategy Consultation Conference by Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office (January 17, 2013)
August 2013 Reporting on "How the Life Science Database Integration Project will be implemented in the future (191 KB)Only in Japanese" by Life Science Section, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at Life Science Committee, Subdivision on Research Planning and Evaluation, Council for Science and Technology (August 12, 2013)
September 2013 Launch of DICP Tool Prototype Trial for Integrated Database Analysis (to March 2016)
October 2013 Operation launch of the "NBDC Human Database"
Establishment of Data Access Committee
October 2013 Establishment of a working group in the Human Resource Development Subcommittee, NBDC Steering Committee (to March 2014)
March 2014 The NBDC released the report "Strategy for promoting the second stage of integrated database development in the field of life sciences (1.29 MB).Only in Japanese"
Summary of examination on the direction and manner of NBDC business implementation in FY 2014 and later (second stage).
April 2014 Assumption of office by TAKAGI Toshihisa as the 2nd Director-General
November 2015 Operation launch of the "NBDC RDF Portal"
November 2016 The NBDC released the reports "Business report on Life Science Database Integration Project (8.29 MB)Only in Japanese" and "Business report on Life Science Database Integration Project (outline) (4.25 MB).Only in Japanese"
These reports are summaries of center activities up to that point.
February 2017 Operation launch of the "NBDC Group Sharing DatabaseOnly in Japanese"
March 2017 The NBDC released the business evaluation report "Business evaluation report on Life Science Database Integration Project (FY 2011 to FY 2016) (195 KB)Only in Japanese" prepared by external evaluation committee members.
The report was created for the purpose of verifying the situation of business promotion implemented up to that point in order to improve business promotion by the NBDC going forward.
March 2017 The NBDC Steering Committee released "How Bioscience Database Center should function in the future (proposal) (697 KB)Only in Japanese" as a proposal on the future management of the NBDC.
Summary of discussions held on the specific necessary measures in order to reflect the business evaluation results on future management, and keep up with the changes in the environment and demands which occurred after the foundation of the center.
October 2017 Establishment of Core Technology Subcommittee in the NBDC Steering Committee
June 2018 Operation launch of "TogoVar"
June 2018 Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office prepared "Integrated Innovation Strategy (654 KB)Only in Japanese" (June 15, 2018)
*It presented the intention to develop a data coordination platform to address Society 5.0 through development of inter-field data coordination platforms and data coordination platforms in each field.

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