In the Archive, you can download in whole the databases deposited from various research institutions. For each database, metadata for the database and the data items are given in the common format for users' convenience. The Creative Commons License is adopted as the standard license to use the databases. The license terms are easy to understand both for depositors and users, which leads to troubleless use of databases. In addition, since a simple search system is implemented, you can downsize a download after search and look-over.
The Archive first aims to make its framework versatile while archiving databases of as wide a variety as possible. Moreover, the Archive plans to archive experimental data 'other than' DNA sequences, protein structures and expression data, for which archiving and data-banking are already established internationally.
Any databases to be generated by life science projects overseen by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology are mandated to be disclosed, and such databases are scheduled for publication in the Archive.