Dear RIKEN SciNetS users,

On 26 February 2015, the Bioinformatics Exploratory Committee that examines technologies for bioinformatics in RIKEN decided to close the RIKEN SciNetS service after two months of database transition period from April 2015. All databases on SciNetS has been carefully determined by the Database working group and the databases needed to be periodically published are confirmed that they were transferred and published on RIKEN’s new database infrastructure called “RIKEN Meta Database”. Thus, the RIKEN SciNetS service will be closed on 1st June 2015. Please use the RIKEN Meta Database( that is developed to promote further contribution in data distribution among researchers so that RIKEN’s research results are widely used.

RIKEN Advanced Center for Computing and Communication
The integrated database of mammals in RIKEN

The integrated database of mammals in RIKEN has been developed to secure the sustainability, utility and publicity of data produced from multiple large-scale programs using mammals in RIKEN, such as, FANTOM, ENU mutagenesis program and RIKEN Cerebellar Development Transcriptome Database (CDT-DB) with the fundamental data incubation system, SciNeS. In this database, imported data is connected with public information such as genes and ontologies using the semantic-web technology. Data and metadata are available in multiple data formats as RDF, OWL and so on for the reuse in other databases.