How to import biological samples

To import new biological samples, do the following:



Select Biological Samples

Click on the Prep tab and click on Biological samples.



Click on Import

Click the Import button.



Generate import file

If you have not generated an import file yet, click the template link, fill out the samples and store it in .csv file format.


Please note the following when filling out the template:

  • The Sample ID and Sample Name fields support alphanumeric characters, dashes, or underscores. Sample ID has to be unique and brief; Sample Name can be more descriptive to provide a human-readable identifier.
  • The Organism (species) field is optional.
  • The Project field is optional, but if you do not specify it here, you must set it later, because the output data gets stored to the project.
  • Fill out the Nucleic Acid column with DNA or RNA.



Choose file to import

Click the Choose File button. Browse to the import file and Click Open to Import. The preview of the imported samples is shown in this screenshot.

When finished, do one of the following:

  • If you only want to select the newly created sample, click the Prep Libraries button. Continue with Prep Libraries.
  • If you want to select multiple samples, click the Save & Continue Later. This selection takes you back to the Biological Samples list, with the recently created sample at the top of the list. Continue with Use Existing Biological Samples.


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