- Click here or in the menu click Data Browser then choose from the sub-menu options. You can then choose attributes in the filtering sidebar (on the left) to narrow down the results. You can also type in a keyword in the search box to find attributes that contain those results.
FaceBase Data fits into one of two broad categories: open and controlled 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.
Controlled 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 and an IRB approval from your organization as described in How do I request access to controlled human data?
- You need an account in order to export data to a BAG (recommended for obtaining many or very large files).
- You'll be added to a distribution list that keeps you updated on new features, updated policies, recent data releases and other important information for using the FaceBase system.
- There are some new features we will be rolling out in the coming years that will require a FaceBase account.
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.
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.
In order to request controlled-access data, follow the instructions described here: https://www.facebase.org/access/request/.
The major steps of the process are:
- Complete the FaceBase Data Use Certification (DUC) Agreement including required signatures.
- Fill out the online Data Access Request (DAR) form (this requires an IRB approved by your institution).
- Print the DAR and obtain the required signatures.
- Upload PDFs of the signed DUC and DAR agreements to the online DAR and submit.
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.
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.
My university is located outside of the US, can my local ethics committee satisfy the requirements of an IRB?
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 the OHRP International Program.
To cite a particular dataset, click the "Share" button that appears on every dataset and experiment page for citeable references. Learn more at How to Cite Us.
To cite the FaceBase Consortium, please include the following citation:
Data was obtained from FaceBase (www.facebase.org) and generated by project [insert grant number]. The FaceBase consortium and the FaceBase Data Management Hub (1U01DE024449-01) are funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
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As of Fall 2019, the FaceBase respository is open for data submissions from the craniofacial research community.
Please fill out the following form to let us know of your interest in contributing to the repository. The FaceBase Consortium will review your application and may contact you for more information.