Donations and Memberships

In 2020, we decided to stop being for a “for poverty websites” after many years (i.e. personally picking up all of the costs) and ask for donations to cover operating costs. In 2021, we were pleased to see that donations covered operating costs and allowed us to do some upgrades for better experiences. There was a significant donations from Biome Sight that should be kudos out.

For 2022, we will continue to give a one year Premium Level of access (more features) for any amount of donation (or by emailing pleading budget challenges) – either by PayPal link on site or by Amazon Gift Card (Amazon account: We are also including one month of Professional Access (still more features — but likely only of use to professionals). A donation of at least $100 is need to get a year of Professional Access, these features will save professional considerable time — and time is money.

We will also be adding a new features, for every new 16s data upload, we will grant 14 days of premium access to those users that do not have it. This will allow those people to use comparison tools between samples.

  • New User Complimentary: 30 days of premium access, 7 day of professional
  • New Uploads Complimentary: 14 days of premium access, 1 day of professional

Many thanks to many people for your financial support.

Membership Levels

A person using this site will have one of the following access/feature levels

  • Anonymous – They can look up basic data.
  • Legacy – Login with the original mechanism (name/test id). This is weak security, but since it does not require an email — some people prefers it to insure a high degree of privacy. They do not have access to advance features
  • Verified – Login is only via a link that is emailed to them. This is more secure and recommended. All of the pre-2020 features are available for free
  • Premium – Requires the user to be verified. New users are automatically granted a time limited premium trial.
    Premium has new reports and analysis that is not available to Legacy or Verified. Features that are premium are shown with either
    • ✅ – Unlocked/Available
    • 🔐 – Locked/No access
  • Professional – All of the premium features and ability to group by patients, bacteria by modifier detail shown for suggestions with links to the data source (often full text of the studies) as shown below
This choice is available to Professionals
This gives the “evidence” trail of the suggestions to a professional