Open Humans

Awesome studies. Your data. Advancing research.

Contribute to research & citizen science!

Through Open Humans, you can gather valuable data about yourself and find cool projects to share it with.

1. Sign up

2. Connect data

3. Join projects

Be a part of research. We'll recognize your contributions with badges on your profile page, invite you to talk to other community members in our online forums, and periodically post new activities, study updates, and relevant interviews in our newsletters and on our blog.

You decide when to share. You have valuable data, and you'll decide when to share it. The data you provide will be private by default. You can choose which projects to share with. You can also opt to make some (or all) of your data public, so anyone can access and research it!

Explore. Browse our activities list to see the many potential data sources you can add, and interesting projects you can join and share your data with.

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American Gut
Academic/
Non-profit
Study Data source
American Gut
Rob Knight
University of California, San Diego
69 connected

American Gut is a crowdfunded study building on the Knight Lab's work with the Human Microbiome Project. Answer survey questions and collect samples at home, and get an analysis of your microbiome.


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GoViral
Academic/
Non-profit
Study Data source
GoViral
Rumi Chunara
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
151 connected

Participants in this viral surveillance study can get kits, then send a sample if they get sick. When possible, your analysis data is returned!


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Harvard Personal Genome Project
Academic/
Non-profit
Study Data source
Harvard Personal Genome Project
George Church
Harvard Medical School
652 connected

The Harvard PGP seeks to share genomes and associated health data, despite potential for re-identification, to advance research in human health and biology.


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23andMe
Data source
23andMe
281 connected

23andMe is a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company that tests about one million genetic locations.


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RunKeeper
Data source
RunKeeper
124 connected

RunKeeper is a free smartphone app for GPS fitness-tracking. You can use it to record GPS timepoint data for runs, walks, bicycling, and other exercise.


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Fitbit
Data source
Fitbit
107 connected

Fitbit makes activity trackers and health devices like scales for recording health data.


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Wild Life of Our Homes
Academic/
Non-profit
Inactive Study Data source
Wild Life of Our Homes
Rob Dunn
North Carolina State University
103 connected

What lives on your kitchen counter? Wild Life of Our Homes invited participants to help study the bacteria and fungi living in their homes.


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AncestryDNA
Data source
AncestryDNA
47 connected

Ancestry.com's AncestryDNA is a direct-to-consumer genetic testing product that tests about 700,000 genetic locations.


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Data selfie
Data source
Data selfie
38 connected

Do you a have a data type that we don't yet support? Upload any files you want to your Data Selfie. Lab results, instrument data, and medical imaging are examples of data you might want to share.


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Withings
In development Data source
Withings
33 connected

Withings makes consumer electronics devices for tracking health and fitness like a scale and a blood pressure monitor. Withings also makes an app called HealthMate which users can enter their health measurements in.


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Moves
Data source
Moves
31 connected

Moves is an always-on steps and location logging app for iPhone and Android. It classifies activities as walking, cycling, running, transit, and many other types.


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uBiome
Data source
uBiome
25 connected

uBiome is a biotechnology company based in San Francisco that gives individuals and organizations access to sequencing technology to sequence their microbiomes with a sampling kit and website.


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Open Humans Healthkit Integration
Data source
Open Humans Healthkit Integration
James Turner
self
14 connected

Install this third-party app on your iPhone or iPad to upload HealthKit data to Open Humans.


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Jawbone
In development Data source
Jawbone
14 connected

Jawbone makes activity trackers and health devices like scales for recording health data.


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Genome/Exome Data
Data source
Genome/Exome Data
13 connected

Do you have genome or exome data? You can upload genome, exome, and genotyping data in VCF format.


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mPower
Academic/
Non-profit
In development Study Data source
mPower
Stephen Friend
Sage Bionetworks
5 connected

The mPower study uses an iPhone app to investigate, track, and understand the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.


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