The GlobalFungi Database collects published data on the composition of the fungal community obtained through the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) method and provides access to this information though an effective online interface.
NGS methods have completely transformed how fungal ecology is understood, and innovations brought forward by high-throughput-sequencing methods have led to an abundance of fungal sequencing data. Observing this, a team of researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague decided to create the GlobalFungi Database to make this data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (according to the FAIR Principles) allowing users to access this data in a convenient way.
The GlobalFungi Database collects information on fungal communities in every terrestrial habitat (soil, litter, dead plant material, living plant tissues, water, air, dust, etc) excluding those subject to experimental manipulation. The website encourages members of the scientific community to participate by submitting more data on the database; Holisoils website has a page with information on how to use GlobalFungi database to submit your study.