NCBN Catalog Databases

Searching for Collected Samples

Overview of public information

Each of the six National Centers in Japan has a biobank that utilizes the expertise of each NC (oncology, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric and neurological diseases, infectious and metabolic diseases and immune disorders, pediatric and obstetric diseases, and geriatric diseases).
Detailed clinical information on the major diseases for which each NC is responsible and examined by specialists, as well as patient-derived tissues, such as those collected during routine medical examinations, blood sampling, and surgery, can be provided to researchers and companies as high-quality research resources that form the basis for research into disease etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment.

Since it is difficult to ask all NC biobanks for samples and information, we have made it possible to search across six NC biobanks for what kind of samples they have.
We have collected the common information listed in the table below as catalog data from each NC biobank and published a database (NCBN Catalog Databases) for searching.

Item Contents
Patient Information sex, age, medical history, family history, alcohol consumption, smoking
Disease name information Main Disease, Concurrent Disease
Type of biological samples Blood Whole blood, plasma, serum, DNA, RNA
Tissue Frozen tissue, FFPE
Cultured cells Lymphoblasts, other cultured cells
Other samples CSF, urine, stool, etc.

In the NCBN catalog database, medical information such as what kind of treatment, tests, etc. are provided by each NC for each disease is disclosed as metadata. (Publication of additional medical information)

Item Contents
additional medical information Drug Information Information on medications being administered or previously administered
Laboratory Information Information on current or past laboratory tests
Special Treatment History Information on current or past special treatments

Searchable item

The NCBN catalog database allows you to specify the items in the table below as search criteria.

Item Classification Search Item Possible Conditions
Basic Patient Information Sex Male, Female, Unknown
Age Age range(spanning 10 years)
Medical Interview Information Anamnesis Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Stroke, Heart disease, Liver ailment, Kidney disease, Tuberculosis, Mental disease
Current medical history Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Stroke, Heart disease, Liver ailment, Kidney disease, Tuberculosis, Mental disease
Disease history of family Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Myocardial infarction, Cancer, Mental disase
Smoking, Drinking Whether there is relevant information
Disease Information Disease name Code search by the ICD-10 code(direct input or selection from a list of codes)
*Bioresources Bioresources Serum, Plasma, DNA, DNA(non-extraction), RNA, Solid tissue(cells, placenta, etc), Spinal fluid, Pathological tissue, Other1(urine, etc), Other2(information related to pathological specimens)

* For biological samples (bioresources), it is also possible to extract conditions related to the application for use (paid provision or collaborative research).