NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A year after its official launch, the Open Humans project, which allows individuals to donate their own data — including genomic information, microbiome profiles, and activity tracking data — for research, is ready to grow its membership and engage more research teams who want to access its data.

"We really want to lower the barrier for research studies to work with people who want to donate their data," said Madeleine Ball, co-founder of Open Humans and director of research at "We're not a study, we connect people to studies."

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