GLYCAN ARRAY SCREENING
Processing of Requests for Glycan Array Analysis
Protein-Glycan Interaction Core has developed a process for receiving samples and reporting data that encompasses communication, sample handling, glycan array manufacture, standardized assays, data processing, data upload, and data dissemination. The policy is to send all data from completed projects to the web site in a timely manner. Once the data is uploaded and 'finalized' it becomes available to members of the Consortium and 6 weeks later it is automatically made public on the Consortium Website. The current mechanism for handling requests is a multi-step process:
Alert to investigators using the Glycan Array Screening Resource
The new 'Sample Information Management' page has been implemented for all samples being sent to Protein-Glycan Interaction Core. This process allows the Participating Investigators (PIs) to enter their sample information directly to the website rather than submitting the information to Core in Microsoft Word documents. When a request is approved by the Steering Committee, Protein-Glycan Interaction Core will still send the PI an email, which will now contain the instructions for proceeding to the website and entering sample information.
For more information. Please contact the Director:
David F. Smith, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry
1510 Clifton Rd - Room 4035
Atlanta, GA 30322