Upload your uBiome data to Open Humans

uBiome is a biotechnology company based in San Francisco that gives individuals and organizations access to sequencing technology to sequence their microbiomes with a sampling kit and website. If you have had your microbiomes sequenced via uBiome you can now add this data to your Open Humans account too.

To get started all you have to do is login into Open Humans, authorize this integration and upload your uBiome data files.

Some of your questions should be answered in our FAQ.


Will my data be publicly available?

The short answer: No, by uploading your uBiome data you don't agree to make your data public or give anyone access to this data. It will be stored in your account and you decide with whom to share.

The longer answer: It can be public if you want it to be public. If you're logged in into Open Humans& you can head to your personal data page, and make individual sources publicly available. If that's too much genome sharing for you, you can also see if there are individual projects or studies with which you want to share your genome.

Which file do I upload?

The main file from uBiome are the sequencing reads generated from your microbiome sample. If you go to https://explorer.ubiome.com/explore you can find the Downloads option under the Advanced Features tab. On that page you will see the Download Sequence Data link, which will yield a *.zip file you can then upload to Open Humans. Ideally, you should also give the content of the Taxonomy (JSON) page when uploading your file.

Can I upload multiple files?

Yes, if you have more than one sample sequenced with uBiome you can upload multiple files with this integration.

How-to get in touch:

This Open Humans project is hosted and run by the Open Humans team.

You can reach us via email at support@openhumans.org or on Twitter at @OpenHumansOrg.