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.
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.
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.
Yes, if you have more than one sample sequenced with uBiome you can upload multiple files with this integration.
This Open Humans project is hosted and run by the Open Humans team.
You can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @OpenHumansOrg.