Database Mirroring

Database Mirroring

The Database Mirroring service enables high speed data downloads of major overseas scientific databases for
Singapore’s research and education community, through mirroring the data in Singapore.

This service is co-funded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) under the SingAREN-Lightwave
Internet Exchange (SLIX) project, with support from A*STAR for database storage facilities.

Enjoy significant time savings for data download

The researchers in Singapore will enjoy faster data download through the Database Mirroring service, as
compared to accessing the data directly from the overseas sites.

Refer below on the results of downloading a 45 GB file from ncbi.nih.gov, (NCBI), U.S.:

*Download of a 45 GB file through:
NCBI home database (U.S.) SingAREN Database Mirroring
Download Speed 16 MB / sec 83 MB/ sec
Time Taken 47 mins 9 mins
* Network test done on 12 Dec 18

There is up to 80% time savings for the download of a 45 GB file via the SingAREN Database Mirroring service, as compared to downloading the data from the NCBI home database in the U.S.

Database Catalogue

Please click on the respective database titles below to access the databases. The databases can also be accessed through FTP,
ftp://dbmirror.singaren.net.sg.

The mission of the Gene Ontology Project is to develop an up-to-date, comprehensive, computational model of biological systems, from the molecular level to larger pathways, cellular and organism-level systems.

EMBL-EBI provides the world’s most comprehensive range of freely available and up-to-date molecular databases.

The mission of the Gene Ontology Project is to develop an up-to-date, comprehensive, computational model of biological systems, from the molecular level to larger pathways, cellular and organism-level systems.

GenomeNet is a Japanese network of database and computational services for genome research and related research areas in biomedical sciences, operated by the Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center.

Human Genome Center from Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, have constructed and provided various kinds of biological databases.

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and part of the Biosciences Area, is to advance genomics in support of the DOE missions related to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

Vital-IT is a bioinformatics competence center that supports and collaborates with life scientists in Switzerland and beyond. It hosts a wide range of BLAST databases.

UCSC Human genome browser provides sequence and annotation data downloads for the genome assemblies featured.

The Protein Data Bank archive (PDB) has served as the single repository of information about the 3D structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.

The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) is a comprehensive resource for protein sequence and annotation data. The UniProt databases are the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB), the UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef), and the UniProt Archive (UniParc).

Get in touch with us to find out more about our network and services.