We’re happy to announce that openSNP has reached the magnificent number of 200 open genotypings! It’s great that you guys support open science so much, we didn’t think to reach this number so fast. openSNP has been growing constantly, here are some interesting stats:
Here’s the amount of data downloaded from openSNP.org every day over the last 6 months, with the days on the x-axis and the traffic in megabytes on the y-axis:
As you can see, the amount of data jumps around wildly – that’s because the data-dump with all genotypings is fairly large, and there are lots of days in there where no-one downloaded any genotypings, and some days where a lot of people download data – nothing much in between!
And for fun, here’s the amount of daily attacks on the server (usually automated scripts that look for open administrator-interfaces)
Some things that are coming soon:
- picture-uploads for phenotypes
It would be great if users could upload pictures of their phenotypes and variations, for example, the shape of their heads or the form and color of their eyes. We’re currently working on this, might take a while longer.
- more secure backend
In light of the recent attacks on linkedin, last.fm and others we’ve switched the password-storing system from salted SHA512 to salted bcrypt-hashes. If you’re interested in how that works, check out this article, Keeping passwords safe by staying up to date.
We’re currently testing how well the implementation works but it’s looking good, coming very soon. You’ll probably not notice any changes.
- a couple more talks
We’ve submitted some more applications to talk at different conferences but haven’t heard back from any. If we go and hold a talk somewhere, we’ll link to the videos!
Thank you for your interest & help and time, we couldn’t have done it without you!