- Click here or in the menu click Data then Data Browser. Then choose attributes in the sidebar to filter the data. You can also type in a keyword in the search box to find attributes that contain those results.
- Use the UCSC Genome Browser to view FaceBase Track Hub data.
- Use the Gene Expression Omnibus to view FaceBase expression data sets.
FaceBase Data fits into one of two broad categories: open and restricted access.
Open access is available on the FaceBase Data Browser to any interested user and does not require any formal registration. Open-access data is limited to summary-level human data (ex: averaged facial measures), and all non-human data. However, to download data, you must sign up for a FaceBase account.
Restricted access includes all individual-level human data (ex: demographic descriptors, phenotypic measures, 3D images) and requires the requestor to complete and submit the Data Access Request form as described in How do I request access to restricted human data?
In the upper right corner, click "Sign Up" and follow the steps.
After clicking 'Sign In',
- You will be able to choose a method of logging in - ie, in many cases, you'll be able to use your university or organization credentials.
- Fill out the fields.
- Your application will be forwarded to the Hub for approval. Only applications for research purposes will be approved and the Hub may contact you for more information.
- Once the Hub has approved your request, you will receive notification via email and then be able to login to FaceBase and download data.
Our account management and authentication system is GlobusID, powered by Globus Online. Globus is a non-profit service for the research community operated by the University of Chicago and Globus Online is a powerful data transfer and authentication system designed for performance, reliability and scalability. We are using their very secure authentication system that also works securely with other Identity Providers such as Google and InCommon.
Since October 2016, new FaceBase accounts may be created using existing university credentials (via InCommon) or Google. For accounts created before this time, your account login is referred to as a GlobusID.
- Complete the FaceBase Data Use Certification Agreement.
- Complete the Data Access Request (DAR) document, and an IRB approval from your institution.
- Submit the Data Use Certification Agreement, DAR, and the IRB approval to the NIH Data Access Committee at dac AT facebase.org
You shall receive an answer from the Data Access Committee within 4-6 weeks
- Once your request is processed, you are notified via email that your user account is approved for human dataset downloads. Note that this permission to download human data expires 180 days after the date of approval.
If you have any questions regarding this process or need help with downloads please contact the FaceBase Help Desk via email: help AT facebase.org.
Each dataset will contain specific citation information. An example is:
miRNA expression data were obtained from FaceBase (www.facebase.org) and were generated by project U01DE020076. The FaceBase consortium and the FaceBase Data Management Hub (1U01DE024449-01) are funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.