Our major activities are to promote 1. Joint usage of advanced facilities and equipment, 2. Access to databases, and 3. Collaborations including those leading to the development of human resources. Through these activities, we aim to activate protein and life science communities.

Public Invitations to Join the 6 Collaborative Activities:

(1) Domestic Collaborators
(2) International Collaborative Researches
(3) NMR Collaborative Researches
(4) Spring-8 Collaborative Researches
(5) IPR Seminars
(6) IPR Fellows


Regular applications are received once per year, and, except for IPR Fellows, urgent applications can be accepted all year around.

Three Major Collaborative Activities

Joint usage of advanced facilities and equipment

IPR offers the usage of its own synchrotron beamline at SPring-8 and of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers with ultra-high sensitivities at IPR, to domestic and foreign protein researchers.

Access to databases

IPR has developed a protein structural database (PDB: Protein Data Bank) as PDBj (PDB Japan), one of the four members of the wwPDB (worldwide PDB), by annotating the deposited data from structural biologists in Asia and Oceania and by providing several original services and derived databases. PDBj-BMRB is also constructing an NMR experimental database, collaborating with BMRB (BioMagResBank) in the U.S.A.

Collaborations including those leading to the development of human resources

Through public invitations to join the 6 collaborative programs above, we contribute to domestic and international communities devoted to protein sciences and the development of human resources.