Save the Data!
Since August 2006 all efforts have been made to safely archive three years of data that was stored on the hard drives of each instrument. We now have a separate server onto which your data is saved on a regular basis and on which all of your previous data is now stored. However, I would strongly encourage each investigator to keep his or her own archive as well.
A generous internal funding opportunity provided by the Office of Research has allowed us to develop a greatly improved date storage and retrieval system with help from the Bioinformatics Core. Effective immediately, when a user names their experiment properly, they will be able to upload and then retrieve their files from a remote server whenever convenient. The new format must be utilized to take advantage of this program, please name your experiments with the Principal Investigators VUNet ID, an underscore ( _ ), the user VUNetID, another underscore ( _ ), followed by the date using two digits for the month, day and year.
You can continue to name each tube according to whatever method you currently choose. After each file is saved the FCS 3.0 formatted file will be exported to a local drive automatically, then periodically uploaded to the BlueArc servers. If this protocol is followed a laboratory Prinicipal Investigator will have access to all the files from his or her lab, each user will only have access to files associated to their VUNetID. We are populating the list to grant these permissions now so please be patient during this process and once complete you will be able to access your files from the following web portal: