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01 General Information

Please find all the required information on sample submissions and project scheduling on this page http://dnatech.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/sample-submission-scheduling/.

Please see this page: Getting Started. You will find information on how to set up an account, billing, data storage & distribution, scheduling, equipment & training, bulletins, research support, seed grants, and more.

We are Located in room #1410 of the GBSF building (the Genome Center).

You can use the map link below

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We are available every workday from 9 am to 5 pm.
We will be closed on university holidays.  These are listed here:  http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/calendar/holidays.cfm

The building front doors are open in the morning during business hours. After 5 pm please give us a call at 754-9143 and we will come and let you in.
Our usual business hours are weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Following analysis of each run, users have access to parsed output through the SLIMS server. A SLIMS account will be created for you on your first run, with information about how to access your account distributed via email (you will receive this email before your actual files are available). The main SLIMS page can be reached here.

You can download all your files from SLIMS with your webbrowser (clicking the links) or better with a download manager (e.g for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/ )

However, it is recommended to download with command line tools.  E.g. by running “wget” (built-in into Unix/Linux/Mac/Cygwin operating sytems, available also for Windows) with a command like the following:
wget -r -nH -nc -np -R index.html*    “http://slims.bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/Data/Your_RANDOM_STRING/” &
This command will download all files into your current working directory.

You can also archive all your data  with RSYNC by following instructions at
http://wiki.bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/index.php/Archiving_solexa_data .

This page informs on the data processing included with our sequencing services and bioinformatic analysis options.
This page informs on the data processing options for Infinium genotyping data.

Our neighbors from the Bioinformatics Core provide sequence data analysis, statistical evaluations, consulting, and training to help you get the most out of your data. Please contact us for joint consultations with the Bioinformatics Core staff and also for complete analysis packages including sequencing and bioinformatics (e.g. differential gene expression, variant calling).



Several pieces of equipment are available for use during normal working hours for a nominal ‘instrument use’ fee. To use the Shared Equipment, first you will need to be trained by Core staff (subject to a ‘training fee’, good for one year). Your PI will need to create an account with the Genome Center and supply a DaFIS # or PO for billing. Visit our login site and follow the instructions for “Creating an Account.” Also visit here to learn more about the Training and Use of Core Facility Equipment. To schedule a time for instrument training, please email the responsible staff member.

Please support us by acknowledging our services in your publications. We have received NIH funding for the purchase of some of our instruments and this support should be mentioned. Please add a sentence like this to your acknowledgments: “The sequencing was carried out at the DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores at the UC Davis Genome Center, supported by NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant 1S10OD010786-01.”
Acknowledgments like this constitute a big support for future NIH instrumentation grant applications.

Please contact the core manager, Lutz Froenicke (lfroenicke@ucdavis.edu)  for pricing questions, quotes, and billing questions.

Please contact the administrative team of the Genome Center for further reaching questions:
Our Chief Administrative Officer Sally Ivory (saivory@ucdavis.edu) will assist with all contractual questions.
Please contact our Business Office Manager Gail Setka (gjsetka@ucdavis.edu) for questions about bank transfer, credit card, DaFIS accounts, UC system account strings, and other payment options.

We ask you to mention our services in the acknowledgments of your publications.  This will support our applications to instrumentation grants and thus help to improve our services.
Please see the the details here.
If you feel we contributed intellectually to your project it is appropriate for us to share authorship.  If you have any questions please talk to us about it. For a more detailed discussion of authorships when using a core facility please have a look at the ABRF Authorship Guidelines. These are the community standards most core facilities follow when there are questions about authorship.

The BGI@UCDavis was located in the School of Medicine on the Sacramento campus and did provide sequencing services for large scale sequencing projects up until September 2015. This BGI facility is now closed.  Since our DNA Technologies Core operates the latest generation of sequencers (HiSeq3000/4000),  which offers a 7 times increased throughput compared to the previous generation, our Core is now taking on also large sequencing projects. The DNA Technologies Core is offering all the services previously provided by the BGI@UCDavis. In addition we offer many specialized services and support for custom sequencing projects.

A purchase order (or “PO”)  is only required for customers from outside the UC system.   Please email the POs to both, our Business Office Manager, Gail Setka, and us (at gjsetka@ucdavis.edu and dnatech@ucdavis.edu).

A purchase order is a simple  letter from your financial administrators listing the requested services and prices.
It has to include the full contact information of your financial administrators as well as the name and institution of the Principal Investigator (“PI”).
The PO has to state the specific services requested from us – essentially repeating the information provided in quotes from us or from the recharge rate listing from our webpage.
POs should have an ID number on them which your administration can generate according to their preferences.

Please feel free to use your standard PO forms. This purchase order template, with all the required and suggested fields, is a suggestion:  http://dnatech.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/purchase-order-DNATech3.docx

Please see this page for more information on POs: http://blog.procurify.com/2013/09/23/all-you-ever-needed-to-know-about-purchase-orders/
We did modify a generic PO template from here: http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/excel-purchase-order.html


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