Information Platform and Database Services, etc.

Japan Information Platform for S&T Innovation (Japanese text only)

JIPSTI, Japan Information Platform for S&T Innovation, is a portal site for providing information about JST’s information services including Jxiv, J-STAGE, J-GLOBAL, JaLC, researchmap, JREC-IN Portal, JDreamⅢ, JST Project Database, Chinese-Japanese Machine Translation, and NBDC. STI Updates, a part of JIPSTI’s service, delivers the latest news and trends of S&T information.

J-GLOBAL(Comprehensive Gateway Linking Multiple Scientific and Technological Databases)

J-GLOBAL is a database supporting the generation of ideas based on the concept of "linking, expanding, sparking". Our service provides core and aggregated information on researchers, research papers, patents, research projects, organizations, technical terms, chemical substances, genes, materials and research resources.


J-STAGE is a platform for publishing and providing access to the electronic versions of academic journals released in Japan. J-STAGE provides 5.5 million articles from more than 3,800 titles and about 95% of the full-text articles are free to read. Articles cover the fields of medicine, life sciences, engineering, basic sciences, and humanities and social sciences.


J-STAGE Data is a data repository which aims to contribute to the promotion of open science in Japan by supporting the publication and distribution of data related to J-STAGE articles. Journals on J-STAGE can use J-STAGE Data to publish data related to their articles. Datasets published in J-STAGE Data are automatically assigned DOIs and are distributed worldwide as open access. Anyone can freely access the data, and the conditions for secondary use – such as citing, sharing and reusing the data – are clearly indicated.


Jxiv is the first full-fledged preprint server in Japan that makes unpublished, pre-reviewed papers (preprints) available for open access. It is operated with the aim of supporting the acquisition of preemption rights on research results, accelerating research and development, contributing to the global academic community and building public knowledge through the rapid release and sharing of research papers.

Japan Link Center

Japan Link Center (JaLC), the joint project of Japan's information-related institutions including JST, assigns DOIs and provides sustainable access to Japanese electronic scholarly content. The International DOI Foundation appointed JaLC as the 9th official DOI Registration Agency in March, 2012.


“researchmap” is a multifunctional research information platform covering over 290,000 Japanese researchers. The platform offers registered researchers tools for easily gathering information, including research papers and other works. The registered researchers are able to create their own personal pages on researchmap where their curriculum vitae (CV) and research achievements can be stored, and they can prepare the application forms for funding with stored CV and achievements. Furthermore, researchmap serves as a virtual laboratory and an online research community to share views and ideas for future collaboration.

Integbio Database Catalog

The Integbio Database Catalog collects and publishes information on domestic and international databases in the life sciences.

Life Science Database Cross Search

The Life Science Database Cross Search is a service that enables users to conduct cross searches of various different databases.

Life Science Database Archive

The Life Science Database Archive makes available to the public a variety of datasets produced by domestic and international researchers based on submissions from the producers of the data.

NBDC Human Database

NBDC Human Database is a platform for promoting the sharing and use of research data on humans that takes the protection of personal information into consideration.

JST Project Database (Japanese text only)

JST Project Database is a public database which includes information on research projects, assessment, and achievements of JST's competitive funding programs.