Objectives of SHIGEN
To support the database construction of resources on demand
by researchers who maintain genetic resources.more...
To provide the latest information about the Genetic Resource
Committee's activities in Japan. more...
To provide a portal site for science researchers to find
where they can obtain resource information. more...
The genetic resource mentioned above is defined as
experimental materials, which contain genetic materials, such
as DNA/RNA, and can be amplified, stored and re-distributed
to researchers according their requests (e.g. animal live
stocks, frozen embryo, plant seeds, cultured cells, DNA
clones, etc.). The SHIGEN project is being carried out at the
Genetic Resource Information, National Institute of Genetics,
Mishima, Japan. The center was established in 1998,
undertaking the role of an information archive of genetic
resources in Japan. The National BioResource Project ( NBRP ) was
started in July, 2002. The SHIGEN group is strongly involved
in the project as an Information Center of NBRP.
GRC and NBRP is funded by the Ministry of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.