From the MicrobesGenotyping web page click "databases" at the right end side. This takes you to the list of public databases which can be viewed, queried, exported, without a login and pwd. Usually, such databases will correspond to published data. Often, databases for on-going projects may also exist, the creator of the public version may be an appropriate point of contact.
Creating your own databases or contributing to a group
1-create an account on http://microbesgenotyping.i2bc.pari... and login 2-export one of the public databases in order to create an example datafile; select the relevant CSV (comma-separated values) delimiter and “export” 3-use the resulting file to create a new database; 4-prepare your own csv datafile; the assignation of field types and the definition of panels in the import file are optional and can be defined afterwards. 5-click “create new database”, select the CSV datafile 6-define fields to be imported, field category, geolocalisation field if present; assign database to a group or keep personal; define database as public 7-WARNING: since creating but also deleting databases is quite easy, it is strongly recommended to keep a copy of the full dataset.
To update a database: export, modify the file, re-import
Database made from multiple contributions:
agree on a format (field names) to be shared and used by all.
agree on a coordinator; the coordinator creates the database, assigned to a new group; defines group participants; the participants import their data using a strictly identical framework, even if some columns are empty.
If you need help, do not hesitate to contact David Christiany, david.christiany[at]i2bc.paris-saclay.fr