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Frequently Asked Questions

Contents

  1. Database Accounts
    1. How do I acquire an account?
    2. I've forgotten my username and password?
    3. I can't open my account
  2. Biological Samples
    1. What kinds of samples does the database accept, and what attributes are stored?
    2. How do I submit my sample(s) to the database?
    3. How do I enter a multiplexed library into the database?
  3. System questions
    1. How can I find out about the database schema?


  1. Database Accounts
    1. How do I acquire an account?
    2. Database accounts are given to only:

      • Members of laboratories at Princeton University.
      • Their collaborators.

      The account application form, if you are one of the above, is here.

    3. I've forgotten my username and password, and now I can't get in. Could you check on this for me?
    4. The curators do not know your password, so we can't remind you. They can, however, give you a new one which you may then change to one of your liking; just contact them.

    5. I can't log in?
      • Make sure that the Caps Lock key is not depressed. Login names are not case sensitive, but passwords are.
      • Make sure your browser is set to accept cookies. It's usually in the "Advanced" subcategory under the "Preferences" menu in both IE and Netscape.
  2. Biological Samples
    1. What kinds of samples does the database accept, and what attributes are stored?
    2. The database stores both nucleic acid preparations and constructed libraries. It tracks the sample's organism, the design intent (RNAseq, ChIPseq, etc.), protocol and crucial parameters, quality control details, tube identifier, concentration, and other important attributes. Generally, our specification follow our genomics core's guidelines.

    3. How do I submit my sample(s) to the database?
    4. Active database users that have loading privileges are provided with two sample submission interfaces :

      1. individual submission, via webform
      2. batch submission, via either webform or file upload

    5. How do I enter a multiplexed library into the database?
    6. We would recommend the following steps :

      1. enter the set of individual indexed libraries using the batch submission interface
      2. upon submission of those samples, there is a subsequent button to continue to pool those samples, which comprise the multiplexed library. This new record will have links back to the original indexed libraries.

  3. System questions
    1. How can I find out about the database schema?
    2. The schema definition is available from the database table specifications page.