Never Email FCS Files Again!
Are you working with a collaborator who needs to see your raw data? Are you looking for help from a Cytobank administrator relating to experiment analysis?
Don’t bother opening your email client, searching for an email address, and digging through folders for your flow files. Instead, use the easy sharing features built into Cytobank. Once you have uploaded files to your account, they can be easily shared with others from within the Cytobank interface.
As always, your experiment is visible only to you until you actively choose to give permission to another user to see it. When you do choose to share an experiment, follow these easy steps:
To give another user full access to your experiment…
Open the experiment from your Inbox, and you will be brought to the Experiment Details page. On the left side of this page, you will see a box called Sharing Permissions. Simply type in the name of the user with whom you wish to share your experiment, and click on the user’s name when it pops up. This will give the other user full access to your experiment, including the ability to download your raw data files, view the plots you have created, and clone a copy of your experiment for their own use. If you want to share an experiment with someone who hasn’t yet registered for Cytobank, click the “Invite a new user” button within the Sharing Permissions box.
To give another user limited access to your experiment…
There may be times when you want to show a colleague the plots resulting from your analysis, but you would prefer that they not change any of the settings in your experiment. To share while restricting another user’s ability to work with Illustrations or raw experiment files, make use of Cytobank Projects. You can read more about this way of Cytobank-internal sharing on our documentation site.