Organization & people

Steering Committee

The steering committee investigates and reviews various topics to efficiently drive the Science Database Integration Project forward.

Chairperson

HOTTA Yoshiki, M.D., Ph.D. The Chief Director, Inoue Science Foundation

Committee members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

ITO Takashi, M.D. ,Ph.D. Professor, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University (To Oct 31, 2019)
OHE Kazuhiko, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medical informatics, Graduate School of Medicine,
The University of Tokyo
ODA Yoshiya, Ph. D. Project professor, Laboratory of Lipidomics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
/ Senior Director, Medicine Development Center, hhc Data Creation Center, Eisai Co., Ltd
KATO Norihiro, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Department of Gene Diagnostics and Therapeutics,
Research Institute National Center for Global Health and Medicine
SHINOZAKI Kazuo, Ph.D. Director, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
SHIROISHI Toshihiko, Ph.D. Director, RIKEN BioResearch Research Center
SUEYOSHI Wataru Attorney at Law, STW and Partners
SUWA Makiko, Ph.D. Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University
Biological Science Course, Aoyama Gakuin University
HARADA Hideyuki, Ph. D. Executive Officer, Executive Research Director, Drug Research Division, Sumitomo Dainippon Parma Co., Ltd.
MATSUDA Hideo, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Bioinformatic Engineering,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

(As of November 1, 2019)

Data-Sharing Subcommittee, Steering Committee

Established in May 2012. The subcommittee discusses revisions to the NBDC Guidelines for Human Data Sharing and the NBDC Security Guidelines for Human Data and so forth.

Chief Examiner

NAKAGAMA Hitoshi, M.D., D.M.Sc President, National Cancer Center

Committee members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

INOUE Ituro, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Division of Human Genetics, National Institute of Genetics,
Research Organization of Information and Systems
KATO Norihiro, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Department of Gene Diagnostics and Therapeutics,
Research Institute National Center for Global Health and Medicine
TAKUMA Hitoshi Attorney at Law, Uchida and Samejima Law Firm
MATSUBARA Yoichi, M.D. Director, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development,
National Center for Child Health and Development
MUTO Kaori, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Public Policy, The Institute of Medical Science,
The University of Tokyo
YAMAMOTO Ryuichi, M.D.,Ph.D. Chief Director, Medical Information System Development Center.

(As of April 1, 2019)

Core Technology Subcommittee, Steering Committee

Established in October 2017. The subcommittee reviews and evaluates measures related to fundamental technologies for databases.

Chief Examiner

MATSUDA Hideo, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Bioinformatic Engineering,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

Committee members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

AIZAWA Akiko, Ph.D. Professor, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems
OKADA Mariko, Ph.D. Professor, Laboratory of Cell Systems, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University
KANEIWA Ken, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics, The University of Electro-Communications
SESE Jun, Ph.D. Representative Director CEO, Humanome Lab Ltd.
NIKAIDO Itoshi, Ph.D. Unit Leader, Bioinformatics Research Unit,
Advanced Center for Computing and Communication, RIKEN

(As of October 1, 2019)

Human Resource Development Subcommittee, Steering Committee (Oct 2012 to Mar 2016)

October 2012 to March 2016. The subcommittee reviews and evaluates measures related to human resource development in the field of bioinformatics.

Chief Examiner

TOH Hiroyuki Professor, School of Science and Technology, KWANSEI GAKUIN University

Committee members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

IWASAKI Wataru Associate Professor, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
ONAMI Shuichi Team Leader, Laboratory for Developmental Dynamics, Quantitative Biology Center, RIKEN
SHIBATA Tatsuhiro Professor, Laboratory of Genome Sequencing, Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
SUZUKI Yutaka Professor, Laboratory of Functional Genomics, Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
TAKAHASHI Shoko President&CEO, Genequest Inc.
TOYOSHIBA Hiroyoshi Principal Scientist, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
NAKAYAMA Keiko Professor, Division of Cell Proliferation, Center for Cancer Research, Center for Translation and Advanced Animal Research on Human Diseases, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
MATSUDA Hideo Professor, Department of Bioinformatic Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

(As of April 1, 2015)

Working Group of Human Resource Development Subcommittee, Steering Committee (Oct 2013 to Mar 2014)

October 2013 to March 2014. This working group discussed specific details of the planned human resource development system and considerations with respect to its operation.

Chief Examiner

TOH Hiroyuki Sub-director, Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Committee members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

INOUE Ituro Professor, Division of Human Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems
IWASAKI Wataru Lecturer, Genetic Research Section, Center for Earth Surface System Dynamics, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
KADOTA Koji Associate Professor, Agricultural Bioinformatics Research Unit, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
SUZUKI Kensuke Sequencing specialist, Marketing Department, Illumina, Inc.
SUZUKI Yutaka Professor, Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
SESE Jun Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
MIZUNO Hideaki Research Scientist, Discovery Research, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
YAMAGUCHI Masao CEO, Amelieff Inc.
YAMADA Takuji School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

(As of October 15, 2013)

Ethics Subcommittee, Steering Committee (Jan 2012 to Mar 2012)

January to March 2012. Anticipating that the NBDC will record and publish human-derived data in the future, this subcommittee examined points for consideration with respect to handling human-derived data and the structure of the ethics subcommittee to be established by the NBDC.

Chief Examiner

TAKAGI Toshihisa Sub-director, National Bioscience Database Center

Committee members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

AKABAYASHI Akira Professor, Department of Biomedical Ethics, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
KASUGA Masato Director, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
KUWANO Ryozo Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Center for Bioresource-based Researches, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University
SUEMATSU Makoto Dean, School of Medicine, Keio University
TATSUI Satoko Professor, Faculty of Law, Meiji Gakuin University
TAMAOKI Mieko Sectional Chief; Drug Discovery Research, Planning, and Administration; Astellas Pharma, Inc.
TOKUNAGA Katsushi Professor, Human Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
MATSUDA Fumihiko Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine and Professor of the Department of Genome Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
MUTO Kaori Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy, Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
YAMAGATA Zentaro Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi
YAMAMOTO Ryuichi Associate Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

(As of February 22, 2012)

Human Data Review Board

Established in October 2013. With respect to the NBDC Human Database, the board conducts reviews of applications to submit data , applications to utilize data, applications for secondary data storage after data utilization is completed, and determines when to discontinue utilization.

Chairperson

MUTO Kaori, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Public Policy,
The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Board members (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

SAKAIDA Masaki Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo
Attorney at Law, Yotsuyabancho Law Office
TAKASHIMA Kyoko, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Medical Genomics Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)
TAKAHASHI Shino Director, Research Intelligence Group, Research Planning and Intelligence,
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma
TANAKA Yasuhiro, Dr. Deputy Manager, Department of Research Infrastructure,
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
TOKUNAGA Katsushi, Ph.D. Director, NCBN Central Biobank, National Center for Global Health and Medicine; Co-Director, Genome Medical Science Project, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
YAMAGATA Zentaro, M.D., Ph.D Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Basic Science for Clinical Medicine,
Division of Medicine, Graduate School Department of Interdisciplinary Research,
University of Yamanashi (Public Health, Genome Epidemiology)

(As of April 1, 2020)

Staff

  • Director-General
  • TAKAGI Toshihisa

Department of Planning and Management

  • Director
  • HOSHI Junichi

Research Team

  • Researcher
  • TATEISI Yuka
  • Dictionaries, ontologies, corpora
  • tateisi[AT]biosciencedbc.jp
  • Visiting researcher
  • HATANAKA Hideki
  • hideki[AT]biosciencedbc.jp
  • Visiting researcher
  • KOSO Ayumi
  • Public relations
  • koso[AT]biosciencedbc.jp

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Planning & Collaboration Group

  • Manager
  • KANAYAMA Shinji
  • SATO Sanae
  • ADACHI Sumiko
  • SHIMIZU Noriko
  • FUKUI Yukiko
  • KOMAI Satoshi
  • ARAI Takeo

Research & Development Promotion Group

  • Manager
  • MORITA Hiroshi
  • KOIKE Toshiyuki
  • OTA Toshio
  • ITO Keiko
  • TAKAHASHI Akiko

Research & Development Promotion Group (Public Relations)

  • Staff (Publicist)
  • KINOSHITA Izumi
  • Assistant (Publicist)
  • OKAMOTO Yukiko

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