When the open archive KyU Tube Bio was first established, two representative databases were used for reference: Movie Archives of Animal Behavior “MOMO” (http://www.momo-p.com/) as an example for the field of macrobiology, and the Plant Organelles Database (http://podb.nibb.ac.jp/Organellome/index.php) as an example for the field of microbiology. Dr. Kensuke Nakata, Professor in the Faculty of Modern Sociology, Kyoto Women’s College, and Dr. Shoji Mano, Associate Professor in the Laboratory of Biological Diversity, National Institute for Basic Biology, made various comments as the administrators of each of the abovementioned databases.
The staff of Kyoto University outside the Division of Biological Science also enthusiastically supported us. Dr. Toshihide Goto, Lecturer at the Kyoto University Museum, gave technical advice and Ms. Eriko Amano of the Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA), introduced the following people and set up meetings with them: Dr. Tamaki Motoki, Assistant Professor at the Academic Center for Computer and Media Studies/Institute for Information Management and Communication. They gave helpful advice, especially for the computer server and the user agreement, respectively. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the abovementioned people.