May 15, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 10)


Strong Points: Freely downloadable data and data analysis tools
Weak Points: None


The importance of the human microbiome to human health and disease is becomingly increasingly apparent. The website for the NIH’s Human Microbiome Project (HMP) Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC) houses all of the HMP data. In addition, the site contains a lot of other useful information related to the project and the field, including information about how data are being collected for the HMP, a list of recent and upcoming workshops and conferences of interest, and a list of recent, relevant publications. From the main page, visitors’ eyes are drawn to two buttons that will take them to perhaps the most interesting parts of the site. The “Get Data” link takes site visitors to the Data Browser page—where they can download published and sample sequence datasets—while the “Get Tools” link takes visitors to sequence analysis tools, protocols, and tutorials related to the project.

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