ComBase needs your data
The real success of ComBase is dependent upon the goodwill of those providing data to further populate the database. ComBase is always looking to expand its database with the addition of growth and inactivation curves particularly within food matrices.

How to submit your data
ComBase data must be formatted in a specific way before they can be included in ComBase.

We strongly encourage you to contact Mark Tamplin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before formatting your data.

We provide a ComBase demo for Excel that includes an Excel demo file of data and macros that allows you to check if your data format has the proper syntax. Please unzip the file and open it in Excel 2007 or higher. The zip file includes a manual in PDF.

Access ComBase

The ComBase Browser enables you to search thousands of microbial growth and survival curves that have been collated in research establishments and from publications

The ComBase Predictive Models are a collection of software tools based on ComBase data to predict the growth or inactivation of microorganisms



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