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Technical Exchange

As a further step for integration, especially from FY2014, we are going to reconstruct databases by using Semantic Web technologies and so on.
In view of this, the four organizations promote technology exchanges in different ways.

Joint events

Aug. 2011 BioHackathon 2011 (Generation and utilization of Linked data)
Oct. 2011 TOGO Symposium (co-hosting, lectures/posters)
Dec. 2011 34th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (joint exhibition)
Jan. 2012 MEDALS-NIBIO database training session
Sep. 2012 BioHackathon 2012 (Biomedical applications based on the Semantic Web technologies)
Oct. 2012 TOGO Symposium (co-hosting, lectures /posters)
Dec. 2012 35th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (joint exhibition)
Jun. 2013 BioHackathon 2013 (Semantic interoperability and standardization of bioinformatics data and Web services)
Oct. 2013 TOGO Symposium (posters)
Dec. 2013 36th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (joint exhibition)
Oct. 2014 TOGO Symposium (posters)
Nov. 2014 BioHackathon 2014 (Standardization and utilization of human genome information with Semantic Web technologies)
Nov. 2014 37th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (joint exhibition)
Sep. 2015 BioHackathon 2015
Oct. 2015 TOGO Symposium (posters)
Dec. 2015 BMB2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (joint exhibition)
Jun. 2016 BioHackathon 2016
Oct. 2016 TOGO Symposium (posters)
Nov. 2016 39th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (joint exhibition)
Sep. 2017 BioHackathon 2017
Oct. 2017 TOGO Symposium (posters)

Working-level liaison

May 2011 Working-level meeting, MEDALS-NBDC TV conference (twice a month), NIBIO-MEDALS meeting (for cross-searching), AgriTOGO-NBDC meeting (for archiving etc.) and others

Technology sharing

NBDC offers core programs for cross-searching and the archive creation guideline etc.

MEDALS offers a tool for detecting database update etc.

Research collaboration

MEDALS-NBDC (database integration by archiving and RDFization)

NIBIO-NBDC (cross-searching and data relationship model)