After sequencing data is acquired, the raw data is automatically pushed into the Indiana University School of Medicine Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) system, managed by Indiana University Information Technology Services. The FASTQ files are shared with users through one of the following ways. The user is responsible for maintaining the data once backup is complete.
IU Scalable Compute Archive (SCA) is the preferred platform for sharing large datasets with IU investigators.
Most of the RNA-seq data is shared using this method.
Users must provide a portable device to the core bioinformatics specialist if interested in using this data delivery method. Users may also purchase the portable hard drive from the medical genomics core at a nominal additional fee.
The SFTP is the preferred delivery method for users outside of Indiana University.