Share your data on SSBD:repository

SSBD:repository shares a wide range of bioimaging data; such as microscopy images, quantitative data obtained by image processing, related data for analysis, etc. SSBD:repository also covers a wide range of biological phenomena, from single molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and individuals.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) can be assigned to each dataset.

Datasets in SSBD:repository are licensed under Createive Commons licences;
CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, etc, upon request of the data contributors.

Unlimited size, free for use; supported by some fundings.

  1. Request for data registration
  2. Send e-mail to

  3. Fill in essential metadata in MS Excel format
  4. Please fill in essential, minimal metadata with minimal_metadata_template_en.xlsx. You can in advance fill in and send it with the request above.

  5. Transfer data and metadata
  6. Transfer your data to us

    1. Use RIKEN Box
    2. RIKEN has contract with for online storage for data transfer. You can use it for free. We will send you an invitation e-mail to RIKEN Box and a URL for upload.

      There is no limitation to the total amount of data, but maximum size of one file is limited to 16GB. If you have any file larger than 16GB, choose other method.

    3. Use your own online storage
    4. Please let us know the URL to download your data.

    5. Use our original upload site (WebDAV)
    6. We also have an online storage for SSBD:repository and SSBD:database using WebDAV. In this case, you need to install tool such as Cyberduck, WinSCP, etc., for upload.

    7. Use a USB HDD/SSD
    8. Please put your data in USB HDD/SSD, then send it to following address. We will send it back after data registration.

      Laboratory for Developemental Dynamics,
      RIKEN Center for Biosystemd Dynamics Resarch,
      2-2-3 Minatojima-minamicho,
      Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan

    9. Other methods
    10. If you have any other request, let us know.

  7. Check your dataset page
  8. Cite the issued DOI in your paper
  9. Please use DOI instead of standard URL for permanent link to the dataset