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How to Submit Data to FaceBase | FaceBase

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How to Submit Data to FaceBase

The FaceBase repository is open for data submissions from the craniofacial research community. Learn about the many advantages to contributing data to FaceBase.

Submit your data for review

Please fill out the following form to let us know of your interest in contributing data to our repository. The FaceBase Consortium will review your application to make sure the data is within scope of the program and may contact you for more information.

Please review the following information before filling out the form:

  • Data Access Policies: Understand our policies for accessing open vs. controlled (human PII) data.
  • Current Data Priorities: View the types of data that are particularly valuable for our repository to increase its usefulness to the community.

You will be asked to refer to the Current Data Priorities page and let us know how your data is within scope and provides value to the craniofacial research community.

Click here to fill out the Data Submission Form

If your data is derived from human subjects

if any of your data is derived from human subjects, FaceBase will require demonstration that the participants have consented to having their data shared publicly, through controlled access. The submitting institution is required to submit an Institutional Certification verifying this information.

For institutions outside the United States interested in submitting human data, there is an IRB process in place that you can follow.

For questions related to IRBs, please consult the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' site for the Office of Human Protections (OHRP), in particular Register IRBs & Obtain FWAs.

Uploading your data to the FaceBase repository

This information is for those who have gone through the review process and whose data has been approved for upload to the FaceBase repository.

Use the documentation at the link below to learn how to get editing access, add metadata and upload your files:

If you have questions

Send us your comments, questions, and requests for help at:

Advantages to contributing data to FaceBase

There are many reasons to share your data on FaceBase:

Upload early and often: To improve your submission experience, we encourage you to upload data and keep it embargoed while you’re gathering your data, so you don’t have to do it all in one push at the end. Learning about our data model and the organization used for data upload can help your lab organize your files so that the process is easier and faster. So feel free to reach out to the FaceBase Hub at even before you start gathering your data.