Data Upload and Download Guide

Uploading and Downloading Your Own Data

This guide provides instructions for uploading different types of data to your KBase account and downloading output data from your analysis results.

Upload interface is changing

NOTE: the user interface for uploading your data to KBase is changing–please see this page of the Narrative User Guide for instructions on how to use the new Import tab. Some of the pages in this Data Upload guide still refer to the older user interface.
The new (early 2018) Import tab lets you drag & drop data from your computer into your Staging Area to import into your Narrative, where you can then analyze it using KBase’s analysis apps.

Public Data in KBase

KBase periodically imports data from many publicly accessible databases and also allows users to upload their own datasets for analysis. Data uploaded by a KBase user is stored within that individual’s account and can only be accessed by others if the owner includes the data in a shared or public Narrative. After performing analyses using KBase apps, the results can be downloaded to your computer in several standard formats. If you have requests for more download formats, please contact us.