ComBase needs your data
The success of ComBase depends on donations of data to increase the database. If you have growth or inactivation data to donate, please view the 2 videos in our YouTube Channel, and also download the 2 Excel files below.

Your data can be deposited in the Public section, or you can select to deposit your data in our new Private section. The private section is particularly useful if you wish to deposit your data in advance of a journal article being published, and then make the data public after your article has been published. In that way, you can site your ComBase data in your manuscript. Please let us know your preference when you submit data.

How to submit your data
Your data must be formatted before it can be included in ComBase. Please review the 2 videos below. After that, download the 2 Excel files.

Part 1 - YouTube video
Part 2 - YouTube video

Data template
Data sample

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(For more advanced users, this ComBase demo for Excel 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.)

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