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The Integrated Database Project comprises three research programs (Drafting of strategy/Execution evaluation, Development of Integrated Databases, and Support for Integrated Databases), which collaborate with one another. The central organization plays a major role in these programs. As well as the central organization, the allocation organizations also have a role in developing integrated databases.
The allocation organizations collaborate with the central organization to promote the integration of databases that relate to medical care (for example, chemical, medical, clinical, and disease databases). Parts of the central organization and allocation organizations also collaborate with research organizations.

Organization chart FY2007

[Central organization]

Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)
Principal Investigator: Toshihisa Takagi (Professor, ROIS)
Research organizations
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Computational Biology Research Center (CERC)
  • Kazusa DNA Research Institute
  • Kyushu University
  • NARA Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
  • Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Ochanomizu University

[Organizations which assume subsidiary programs]

Principal Investigator: Tetsuro Toyoda (Team Reader, Riken Genomic Sciences Center)
Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Narimasu (Professor, Research Center for Medical Glycoscience, AIST)
National Institute of Genetics
Principal Investigator: Takashi Gojobori (Professor, National Institute of Genetics)
Kyushu Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Akinori Sarai (Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology)

[Allocation organizations]

Kyoto University
Principal Investigator: Minoru Kanehisa (Professor, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Tanaka (Professor, Information Center for Medical Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Research organization
  • Osaka University
The University of Tokyo
Principal Investigator: Katsushi Tokunaga (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Research organizations
  • The University of Tokyo Hospital
  • Tokai University
  • Hitachi, Ltd.

<Research steering committee>

The research steering committee is organized by specialists in three fields of the life sciences, information technology, and life sciences databases. At meetings of this committee, matters that are of importance to the integrated projects are discussed.