Data Policy & Sources
As a community of data scientists (see KBase Code of Conduct), please be respectful and cite all data sources that contribute to your work. If the data are not published, contact the data generator about their policy for use of these data.
KBase conforms to the Information and Data Sharing Policy of the Genomic Science Program of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research within the Office of Science. This requires that all publishable data, metadata, and software resulting from research funded by the Genomic Science program must conform to community-recognized standard formats when they exist, be clearly attributable, and be deposited within a community-recognized public database(s) appropriate for the research.
Data publicly available in KBase comes from the sources listed on this page. Additionally, users can upload their own data to KBase to analyze it, and can choose how widely their data should be shared. All data uploaded by users is private to them unless they choose to share it. KBase does not release or use private data for any internal analyses, with the exception of collecting metrics on 1) amount of data and 2) the distribution of data types in system, and 3) app usage across system as an aggregate of user activity.
KBase does not guarantee long-term retention of user-uploaded data. Please take appropriate precautions in storing and backing up your data locally.
Improper use of KBase, including uploading human data, may result in the termination of KBase access privileges. Please see the Terms and Conditions page for more information.
|NCBI RefSeq||Public Domain –- US Government||FTP|
|PATRIC||Public Domain –- US Government||FTP|
|Phytozome||Free (no embargoed/early release genomes)||Download (login required)|
|MycoCosm||Free (no embargoed/early release genomes)||Download (login required)|
|JGI||Public Domain –- US Government||HTTP (genome portal)|
|NMDC||Creative Commons 4.0 with Attribution||HTTP|
|Greengenes||Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License||HTTP|
|RDP||Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License||HTTP|
|GO||Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License||HTTP|
|KEGG maps||Academic license required||HTTP|
|ModelSEED||Public Domain –- US Government||HTTP|
|Protein Data Bank||Public Domain||HTTP/FTP|