About

HormoneBase is a database that aims to include all available measures of plasma androgens (testosterone and 11-ketotestosterone) and glucocorticoids (corticosterone and cortisol; including baseline and stress-induced measures) from free-living, adult vertebrates, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. As of December 2017, we have attempted to compile all records of these circulating hormones published through 2015. (We also welcome the contribution of additional data!)

This database was developed by the HormoneBase Consortium, a team that consists of 14 biologists and database specialists. Led by Maren Vitousek (Cornell University), Michele Johnson (Trinity University), and Jerry Husak (University of St. Thomas), the main work of this project spanned 2012-2017.

Members of the HormoneBase Consortium include:

 

How to cite HormoneBase:

Vitousek MN, MA Johnson, JW Donald, CD Francis, MJ Fuxjager, W Goymann, M Hau, JF Husak, BK Kircher, R Knapp, LB Martin, ET Miller, LA Schoenle, JJ Uehling, and TD Williams. 2018HormoneBase, a population-level database of steroid hormone levels across vertebrates. Scientific Data 5:180097. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.97