What's New

Consolidation of New and Classic Modes

To simplify workflows in BaseSpace Sequence Hub, we are consolidating New and Classic mode interfaces. With this change, Biosamples and Samples will be visible in a single view with no need to toggle between modes. Instead, choose a preferred input type when launching applications.

For more information,

Automated Run Zipping

Around the middle of 2022, we will turn on an automated process in BaseSpace Sequence Hub that will start zipping the BCL and image files associated with old runs. Any run that hasn’t been modified for more than 90 days will be eligible for zipping. Metrics, log files, samplesheets, and other files in the run folder will be left untouched, and the ability to review run metrics remains unchanged.

For more information, see Automated Run Zipping.


BaseSpace Sequence Hub now includes archive storage. This feature allows accounts configured for New application mode to move runs and datasets to long-term storage, with significantly lower costs than standard storage.

Data transfer to and from archival storage takes several days to complete and incurs additional fees per TB transferred. Restoring data that have been archived for a short period of time can result in higher overall storage, so archiving is not recommended for data that you intend to use soon.

For more information, see Archival Storage.

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