Data Return

DNA Sequencing Data Return

DNA Sequencer

Data will usually be available prior to 10.30am on the next working day (Level 3), second working day (Level 2) or third working day (Level 1).

By default sequencing data will be uploaded for Accelerated Return - please see the section below detailing how to retrieve data.

It is also possible to have data returned via e-mail, but this will be sent out later than by Accelerated Return. If you wish to have data returned by e-mail, then you need to select the relevant check-box on the sample submission form.

Accelerated Return

Data is posted to the Shared Departmental Drive (X:drive).

From any 'UOL' connected machine, users can simply browse to:

'X:\PNACL\DNA Sequencing Data'

Data is organised by Department, and then by user name.

Copy the data to your local machine for viewing/analysis.


Mapping a Network Drive.
If your machine is not 'UOL' or 'CFS' connected but you have a University of Leicester IT account then can still use Accelerated Return by simply mapping a network drive.
Below is an example of how to do this:

1. Open Windows Explorer and from the 'Tools' menu choose 'Map Network Drive' so that you see the following window:


2. Select a drive - this could be 'X:' or any letter that is not currently in use.

3. Enter the Folder Name: '\\\PNACL\DNA sequencing data'
(you can copy and paste from the above).

4. Check the 'Reconnect at logon' box if you want the Mapped Drive to be available every time that you logon.

5. Check the 'Connect using different credentials' box.

6. Click 'Finish' and you will get a window asking for username / password:


You must enter 'uol\' followed by your username as in the example shown above.
The password is your normal user account password.
Check remember my credentials if you want Windows to 'remember' these.

7. Click 'Ok', and the drive should be mapped to the letter that you selected. You should be able to view the contents in Windows Explorer.

All DNA Sequencing data is archived securely on the University of Leicester Research R:drive, however it remains your responsibility to keep copies of your data, and we take no responsibility for lost or inaccessible data.

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