Once your sequencing has completed, we will send you an email to let you know. That email will contain a link to your samples page.
Each sample is represented by a card. The individual results page for each sample contains an overview of the number of reads classified, a handy view of the composition of microbes within the sample, as well as a complete table of the microbes identified within the sample.
Further descriptions for the results available for each individual sample can be found here.
Each new batch of sequencing data will be grouped together with a tag, named using the batch name you provided during ordering. You can learn more about sample management, such as grouping your samples into projects, and sharing data with other users in this collection of articles.
Associating metadata with your samples can make it much easier to do downstream analyses within the platform. If you did not uploaded any metadata for your samples during sample registration, you can still add metadata following the descriptions here.
You can compare your samples within the platform in a number of ways.
- Under the "Compare Analyses" menu on the left-hand navigation bar, you'll find Quick Compare, which allows you to interactively view the abundances of microbes within your samples. More information on that can be found here.
- Our Custom Plots feature allows you to go further, including grouping and labelling samples to suit your plotting needs, as well as generating some common microbiome plots, such as alpha diversity and beta diversity. Learn how to use Custom Plots here.
- Users with Python knowledge can leverage the Jupyter notebooks feature we have built in to the platform, to allow you to generate your own downstream analyses, which you can learn more about here.
Let us know if you have further questions via email or through the chat box at the bottom-right of your screen.