Integrated Biobank for Space Life Science

update August 23, 2023 (JST)
release November 26, 2020 (JST)


JAXA Biorepository at Tsukuba Space Center

The Integrated Biobank for Space Life Science (ibSLS) is a database of multi-omics data, including transcriptome, metabolome, and phenotypes obtained from mouse habitat missions conducted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The JAXA Tsukuba Space Center stores over 600 biospecimens remaining from spaceflight investigations conducted since 2016. Biospecimens are available on request first to Japanese investigators, then to those in the USA under the Japan-US Open Platform Partnership Program (JP-US OP3). The missions utilized a mouse experimental system for space flight, referred to as Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU), in order to achieve the return of live mice.
MHU missions shown below have been conducted.
Themes Principal Investigator(s)
Launch Vehicle
Mouse Epigenetics

TAKAHASHI Satoru, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Tsukuba

Multi Omics Mice

OHNO Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Proteomics

KIMURA Yayoi, Ph.D.
Yokohama City University

Mouse Stress Defense

YAMAMOTO Masayuki, M.D., Ph.D.
Tohoku University

Gravity Gateway Reflex

MURAKAMI Masaaki, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Hokkaido University

JAXA Moon-G mission (1)

SHIBA Dai, Ph.D.

JAXA Moon-G mission (2)

SHIBA Dai, Ph.D.


KURO-O Makoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Jichi Medical University

Neurovascular & interorgan network

SATO Shingo, M.D., Ph.D.
Tokyo Medical Dental University


TAKAHASHI Satoru, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Tsukuba

Mary L. Bouxsein, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Charles A. Fuller, Ph.D.
University of California

Martha Hotz Vitaterna, Ph.D.
Northwestern University


Database of multi omics data

JAXA Biospecimens Sharing Program (Japanese and US Investigators only)

JAXA Biospecimens Sharing Program (BSP) is for Japanese and US Investigators*.
* Japanese national or US national, resident in the territory of Japan or the USA
The process is following;
First, please check the "Tissue List", "Biospecimen Request Form" and "Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)" before your request. Investigators who want to request biospecimens must input the information of your previous works including the peer review papers that you were the corresponding author(s). This is used for the confirmation of your affiliation and email address. The biospecimens shall be provided at no cost for its preparation except for the distribution costs (shipping fee), therefore please ask shipping company about tentative the shipping fee from JAXA (Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan) to your institute in advance.
Second, please contact us for more information and our contact email address to submit your request.
Third, after the finalization of MTA between JAXA and your institute, biospecimens will be shipped to your institute.
タイトル サイズ ID
【ibSLS】Tissue List [ pdf: 579.2 KB] 72096
【ibSLS】Biospecimen Request Form [ docx: 50.2 KB] 72097
【ibSLS】Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) [ pdf: 167.0 KB] 72098

Citing ibSLS

Please cite Suzuki T. et al. Commun Biol 3, 496 (2020) and Afshinnekoo E. Cell (2020) for the publication of the analysis using the data from ibSLS.

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