The terms when using the information (Content) made available on this website.

This website is published and maintained by The Systems Biology Institute. (“SBI” hereinafter) to provide information on the research of Systems biology and related areas. Please read the terms of use indicated below before using this website. You must accept these terms to use this website; use of this website constitutes acceptance of these terms. SBI reserves the right to change these terms of use at any time by posting a revised version of this document online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with the updated terms upon accessing the site.

This website includes links to other websites. Please note that you must accept the corresponding terms of use to use these sites.

Using the content on this website.

Information made available on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) except those which use other rules may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions and terms below. Use of the Content constitutes agreement by the user with these terms of use for using the Content described herein (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use”).

1) Source citation

The user must cite the source when using the Content.

If you have edited the Content for use, you must include a statement expressing that the content has been edited, in addition to the abovementioned source citation, but not in any way that making public or using edited information in a format that may be misconstrued as having been created by the Government of Japan (or its ministries and/or agencies).

2) No infringement of third party rights.

In some cases, a third party (refers to a party other than the state. Hereinafter referred to as “Third Party”) may hold copyrights or other rights to a part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights (e.g. portrait rights in a photograph, publicity rights etc.), it is the responsibility of the user to obtain consent for use from the Third Party unless there is explicit indication that the rights have already been cleared.

If a Third Party holds rights to a part of the Content, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.

Even if a Third Party holds copyrights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.

3) Content where the Terms of Use does not apply.

  • The Terms of Use herein does not apply to the following Content.
  • Trademarks and registered trademarks, such as product names, service names, company names, symbol mark, Logo, and Character Design which represent the organization or specific business.
  • Content where other terms of use apply with rational and concrete reason.(Please refer to Notes. Content where other terms of use apply.)


Visitors are strictly prohibited from any of the following actions while using this website:

  1. Actions that infringe upon or appear likely to infringe upon the rights of any third party or SBI, including without limitation, proprietary or privacy rights;
  2. Actions that cause or appear likely to cause disadvantages or damage to a third party or SBI;
  3. Actions that are or appear likely to be in violation of accepted ethical norms or standards of public decency;
  4. Criminal actions, actions that will or may result in criminal offences;
  5. Making false statements and notifications, including registering under another person’s email address;
  6. Business activities or other actions whose purpose is profit or personal gain or actions preparatory to such actions;
  7. Actions injurious to the reputation or credibility of SBI or third parties;
  8. Actions involving the distribution or uploading or appear likely to involve the distribution or uploading of computer viruses or other harmful programs;
  9. Other actions that violate or appear likely to violate laws, regulations, or ordinance;
  10. Other actions deemed inappropriate by SBI

Linked sites

Third-party websites that link from or to this website (“Linked Sites”) are managed by their respective companies. Visitors to Linked Sites are responsible for complying with their respective terms of use. SBI rejects all responsibility and liability for the content of Linked Sites and for any damages arising from your use thereof. Links to or from this website do not imply SBI’s endorsement of Linked Sites or of products, services, or companies featured at Linked Sites; nor do they imply any special relationship, such as partnership, between SBI and the Linked Sites.

Linking to this website

Any party wishing to link to this website, whether a company or an individual, can link to this site by providing the appropriate Source citation. Note that SBI will not be held liable for any claims for damages or any other complaints or demands from third parties made against your website, unless otherwise accepted by SBI or in cases in which such disclaimer is not legally valid. If you cannot or are unwilling to abide by these terms of use for whatever reason, you must immediately remove any links to our website.


Information is posted on this website only after meticulous review in all respects; nevertheless, SBI makes no warranty as to the accuracy, usefulness, reliability, fitness for a particular purpose, or safety of such information (the term “safety” including, but not limited to, uninterrupted functionality, freedom from errors, corrections of defects, and the absence of computer viruses or other harmful software on this website or on the server).
SBI bears no liability for any damages arising from your use of or inability to use such information or this website.
Please note that all information on this website is subject to change and that access to all or any part of this website may be suspended without prior notice.
SBI bears no liability for damages arising from changes in information or the suspension or discontinuation of this website for whatever reason, except in cases in which such disclaimer is not legally valid.

Change of this terms

SBI can revise this terms optionally. Revised terms will take effect after published on this system and the users shall comply with them.

Governing law and court of competent jurisdiction

Use of this website and the interpretation and application of these terms of use are governed by the laws of Japan. Unless otherwise specified, the Tokyo District Court has exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance with respect to all disputes concerning use of this website.